Killebrew battling cancer
By Jon Krawczynski, AP Baseball Writer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
The 74-year-old Killebrew released a statement through the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, saying he expects to make a full recovery from the "very serious" condition.
"With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life," Killebrew said.
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