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Ron Santo set for bladder surgery

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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Ron Santo, the Chicago former All-Star third baseman and the team's radio analyst since 1990, needs surgery to remove bladder tumors. Santo is expected to go under the knife sometime this week, but doctors seem optimistic.

A physical found blood in Santo's urine and the tumors were then discovered, Santo said in an interview on WGN-AM Monday.

Santo has been a diabetic since 18 and also has had both of his legs amputated below the knee in the past two offseasons

Santo spent 14 of his 15 major league seasons with the and finished his career with 342 home runs and five Gold Gloves. His No. 10 jersey was retired by the on the last day of the season.

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