Longtime Padres broadcaster Ted Leitner diagnosed with cancer

Longtime San Diego Padres radio broadcaster Ted Leitner has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a tweet posted Tuesday on Leitner’s personal account.

The tumor, which was discovered on his kidney in late March and deemed cancerous in late April, will be removed during surgery on Thursday.

Leitner is planning to work through Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins, and is expected to miss no more than a month away from the broadcast booth.

We will continue to update this story as it develops.

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