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Kirkman undergoing treatment for skin cancer

Kirkman undergoing treatment for skin cancer

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Kirkman undergoing treatment for skin cancer
SEATTLE -- Michael Kirkman, who is pitching for Triple-A Round Rock, is undergoing treatment for skin cancer, the Rangers announced on Monday.

According to a statement, Kirkman, 25, was diagnosed during an examination that took place in Gainesville, Fla., in January. He is undergoing regular treatment in Round Rock and being monitored by doctors in Florida and Texas.

Kirkman is being allowed to participate in full baseball activities while undergoing treatment, and the prognosis is for a full recovery.

Kirkman, who is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday against Sacramento, has made six starts and five relief appearances for the Express and is 2-1 with a 6.68 ERA. He made 29 relief appearances for the Rangers over the previous two seasons.

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