The Miami Marlins had an interesting week with some lows and also some highs. That's all just basic sports related stuff, and as great and as fun as all of that is there ae bigger issues. The bigger issue is when any human being develops a disease that threatens their life. That's an unfortunate reality that currently affects Miami Marlins Minor League pitcher Nic Enright. As we here at Marlin Maniac wish him a speedy recovery from Hodgkin's Lymphoma, I want to take this time to let everyone know about Enright and the disease.
Nic Enright of the Miami Marlins has Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Miami Marlins Minor League right handed pitched Nic Enright made a social media announcement that he was diagnosed with cancer in December. The type of cancer that he has is called Hodgkin's Lymphoma. You can read more about it here. It's a disease that affects a person's immune system and that has an 89% survival rate. This is positive news for Nic and hopefully he will be one of those 89%.
Nic Enright has already completed his first round of treatments. This is his statement:
“My goal is to use my platform to provide hope and inspiration to others who fight their battles with cancer. I’m going to continue to tackle this challenge with the same perseverance that I do baseball – and I can’t wait to return to the mound and the game I love. I might have cancer, but cancer does not have me!”
Nic Enright is 26 years old and was drafted by the then Cleveland Indians in the 20'th round of the 2019 draft. He moved up all the way to the AA level and then the AAA level. In 2022, he produced a 2.88 ERA in 65 innings pitched between the AA and AAA levels. He wasn't protected before to the Rule 5 draft in December, which is how The Fish ended up acquiring him through waivers. In the three Minor League seasons that he's played., he has a 2.80 ERA with 12.8 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9. Once again we here at Marlin Maniac wish him a speedy recovery and a return to the mound as soon as possible.