Ohio State P Zach Farmer diagnosed with leukemia



Ohio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer will miss the rest of the season while being treated for leukemia. Farmer, a left-hander with a 6-4 record and a 3.28 ERA, has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He had been feeling sick for about a week when he went to see Ohio State’s team doctor Monday. Originally thought to have mononucleosis, a blood draw confirmed he had abnormalities in his blood counts.

[ MORE: VIDEO: Coach Greg Beals discusses Zach Farmer’s leukemia ]

Members of the team were informed Tuesday before a trip to Louisville.

Farmer, from Piketon, Ohio, will begin treatments Monday at The James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State.

Buckeyes coach Greg Beals, said, “He is in good spirits in the company of family, friends and teammates.”

Associated Press

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John on 5/1/2014 @ 10:58pm EDT Said:

What a sad, sad story. A Hawkeye fan sends his best to Zach Farmer.

Chaz on 5/2/2014 @ 8:49am EDT Said:

Hang in there, Zach. We’re praying for you.

Paul on 5/2/2014 @ 8:16pm EDT Said:

Being a person with cancer I pray for him and to be so young.

Dylon farmer on 5/3/2014 @ 12:48am EDT Said:

Love u uncle zach. You can beat this. Your going to strike this out just like a batter. The family is praying for ya

kimberly Jarvis on 5/5/2014 @ 9:43am EDT Said:

Continue throwing strikes and beat this God Speed…..

Cheryl Adcock on 5/11/2014 @ 10:50pm EDT Said:

you never want to hear stories like this. Our prayers are with you during this battle..