Roberts being treated for lymphoma

Updated: May 3, 2010, 10:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Dave Roberts, whose stolen base for Boston in the 2004 playoffs sparked the Red Sox to an elusive World Series championship, is being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Roberts was diagnosed in mid-March and he says the cancer was detected early. He says the prognosis is "good." He has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy so far.

"I expect to beat this fully," Roberts said during a conference call Monday.

The 37-year-old Roberts, who is working for the San Diego Padres as ...

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