Cubs legend Sandberg diagnosed with cancer

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg announced on social media on Monday evening that he was recently diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. 

Sandberg played 15 seasons in Chicago from 1987-92.

According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Sandberg was the first second baseman since Rogers Hornsby in 1925 to lead the NL in homers and the first second baseman ever to hit 30-or-more home runs in consecutive seasons.

He has begun treatment.

"We will continue to be positive, strong, and fight to beat this," Sandberg wrote in a statement. "Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for me and my family."

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