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(corrects dateline) Feb 14 (The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery this spring. The former Minnesota Twins manager said he was diagnosed earlier this month. A blood test taken during his physical exam cited the possibility and an MRI exam confirmed he had prostate cancer. Surgery will be performed after Gardenhire completes the preparation process. The 59-year-old Gardenhire told Arizona team officials that doctors told him the cancer was detected early. It is conceivable he could return to the team six weeks after the procedure. -- Embattled third baseman Kang Jung-ho will not be able to report to Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training on time because of an ongoing legal situation in his native South Korea, the team announced. Kang, 29, is expected to go on trial for DUI-related charges on Feb. 22. Kang signed a four-year, $11 million contract with the Pirates in 2015 after spending nine seasons in the Korea Baseball Organization. Last season, he hit .255 with 21 home runs and 62 RBIs in 103 games. -- The Cincinnati Reds placed right-hander Homer Bailey on the 60-day disabled list, six days after he underwent elbow surgery. Bailey had bone spurs removed from his pitching elbow, his third surgery on that joint. The 30-year-old hopes to return in June. The Reds also claimed right-handed reliever Nefi Ogando, 27, off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. -- Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh won his arbitration case and will earn $3.85 million this season. The Astros submitted a salary of $3.35 million but the three-person panel opted for the request by McHugh, who went 13-10 with a 4.34 ERA and a career-best 177 strikeouts last season. -- Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman will receive $3.4 million in 2017, winning his arbitration case against the club. The three arbitrators chose Stroman's request over the $3.1 million the Blue Jays submitted. Stroman was 9-10 with a 4.37 ERA in 32 starts in 2016. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi won his arbitration case, meaning his 2017 salary of $4.1 million will be nearly eight times higher than his 2016 wage. The three arbitrators chose Odorizzi's figure over the $3.825 million submitted by the Rays. Odorizzi, who was 10-6 with a 3.69 ERA, made $520,700 last season. -- The St. Louis Cardinals were involved in an arbitration case for the first time in 18 years and were deemed winners in their case against right-hander Michael Wacha. The arbitrators chose the club's $2.775 million submission over Wacha's request of $3.2 million. Wacha, 25, was 7-7 with a career-worst 5.09 ERA in 27 appearances last season. -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson lost his arbitration case and will make $2.45 million. Anderson sought $2.85 million. Anderson made $520,200 last season when he went 9-11 with a 4.39 ERA in 31 appearances. -- Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker lost an arbitration case against his new club and will receive $2.25 million this season. Walker, acquired from the Seattle Mariners in the offseason, requested $2.6 million. Walker, 24, made $528,600 last season while going 8-11 with a 4.22 ERA for the Mariners. (Editing by Larry Fine)