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Diamondbacks president has prostate cancer

Arizona Diamondbacks president and chief executive Derrick Hall has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Hall said in a statement released by the team that his cancer was caught in the early stages and he expects a full recovery.

"I will use this news as an opportunity to educate and drive awareness, while hopefully saving more lives in the future," Hall said. "I am in great hands, and my family and I are confident we will get through this successfully.

"I notified all of my staff immediately and am eternally grateful for the overwhelming support, love and prayers."

Hall underwent a prostate biopsy September 14 that came back positive for cancer. He was in San Diego with the team on Saturday when he was notified by his doctor of the results, according to his statement.

Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick, a prostate cancer survivor, said he was "stunned" by the news.

"[B]ut from our conversations, I know he has the right mindset to conquer it," Kendrick said. "As a prostate cancer survivor, I fully understand the impact this may have on one's state of mind and family. Derrick and his family have our full support throughout this process."