NEW YORK -- Yankees broadcaster Bobby Murcer is receiving medical care in Oklahoma after treatment for cancer forced him to curtail his schedule this month.
The 62-year-old former star outfielder had surgery in December 2006, four days after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He returned to the broadcast booth last season. His March biopsy showed no cancer, and Murcer broadcast his first game of the season May 2.
Murcer is also recovering from shingles. His family released a statement Monday through the team saying he is getting help in his hometown of Oklahoma City and has shown "some measured improvement in recent days."
"Bobby remains hopeful that he will be able to resume his broadcasting work down the road but for now is appreciative of the thoughts and prayers of his fans and wants them to know that he is aware that he is in their hearts, as they are in his," the family said.