David Hess stepped away from Major League Baseball in 2021 after doctors diagnosed him with cancer.
On Friday, the pitcher revealed his battle with the disease is not over.
“The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind for us with this cancer journey that seems to never want to end,” he posted to social media Friday.
Hess noted that he was diagnosed with a form of cancer known as angiosarcoma.
Hess will also undergo chemotherapy.
“I will fight like hell and do whatever is needed for a cancer-free prognosis at some point,” he wrote in a social media post.
Last February, he reported to spring training with the Tampa Bay Rays before pitching in the minor leagues at the Triple-A level. He finished the minor league season with a 2-1 record and a 13.06 ERA in eight relief appearances.
Hess has a career record of 6-22 with a 6.25 ERA. Aside from his time in the Rays organization, Hess spent three seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and had a stint with the Miami Marlins.