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Teenager Returns To Dodgers Camp Cancer-Free

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Ramirez stood in the hot desert sun, smiling as he surveyed the pitchers tossing in front of him.

The teenager asked for a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers a year ago after he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfilled his request, not knowing Ramirez would overcome his cancer and return to spring training.

The 18-year-old from San Francisco underwent chemotherapy and radiation after being diagnosed with glioblastoma following a seizure. His tumor has been reduced to the size of a pinhead and he is in remission.

Ramirez still dreams of a career in baseball. He is a redshirt on the Skyline Junior College team in the Bay Area.

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