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Former Torero Star, Dodgers Prospect Connor Joe Eager to Resume Career After Beating Cancer

Former Torero Star, Dodgers Prospect Connor Joe Eager to Resume Career After Beating Cancer

Los Angeles Times

This story first appeared on the Los Angeles Times website Aug. 5, 2020. Story by LA Times Staff Writer Jorge Castillo:

Connor Joe went fishing last week near his home in Dana Point. Light water splashes could be heard on the other end of the phone while talking to him. He was relaxing.

Fishing was a hobby he picked up while undergoing chemotherapy over the previous three months. The hospital, fearing the novel coronavirus could spread and impact vulnerable patients, didn’t allow visitors in the infusion room. Alone, Joe spent hours watching YouTube videos of kayak fishing.

A year earlier, the former University of San Diego standout (2012-14) was on the San Francisco Giants’ opening-day roster, making his major league debut in his hometown of San Diego. He called it the best moment of his baseball career. This spring, he was battling testicular cancer.

“I never really thought it would happen to me,” Joe said. “It was a shock.”

Story by Jorge Castillo, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times

View full web story from Aug. 5 in the Los Angeles Times

Former USD baseball standout (2012-14) and current Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Connor Joe is working his way back to playing after successfully battling testicular cancer this year.Former USD baseball standout (2012-14) and current Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Connor Joe is working his way back to playing after successfully battling testicular cancer this year.

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