According to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com, Royals manager Ned Yost underwent minor surgery yesterday in Kansas City to remove skin cancer from his nose.
Yost said the surgery was for basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. It’s typically caused by prolonged exposure to sun, which obviously puts baseball players, coaches, and scouts at risk. James Wagner of the Washington Post wrote an excellent story on the topic earlier this year.
Doctors originally wanted Yost to have the procedure at the All-Star break, but he decided to wait until after the season. Still, he said it’s “absolutely nothing to worry about” and that he plans to take extra precaution next spring and use a lot of sunscreen.