Guerrero Jr., Rosenthal honour Buck Martinez, Jamie Campbell as they fight cancer

MLB insider Ken Rosenthal holds up a sign that says 'I stand up for Jamie Campbell and Buck Martinez' during the tribute for Stand Up To Cancer.

It was a touching moment for the Toronto Blue Jays' broadcasting team at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday.

During the annual Stand Up To Cancer tribute broadcasted by Fox Sports after the fifth inning, Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal honoured Sportsnet's Buck Martinez and Jamie Campbell, both of whom are battling cancer.

Martinez, a Blue Jays announcer and colour commentator since 2010, announced his cancer diagnosis and leave of absence from Sportsnet in April 2022. His broadcast partner, Dan Shulman, announced via Twitter in June that Martinez had completed treatments and is hoping to return to the broadcasting booth after the all-star break.

Campbell, who hosts Blue Jays Central on Sportsnet, announced his own leukaemia diagnosis in March. He stayed on as a member of the broadcast team throughout his treatment, giving him the opportunity to witness first-hand the support he received not only from his Blue Jays family, but from the entire baseball community.

Campbell thanked Rosenthal in a solo segment on Blue Jays Central, where he mentions the support he receives from his fellow baseball media member.

"Ken texts me about twice a month to check in on me and my battle with leukaemia," Campbell said. "He connects with Buck Martinez as well."

Campbell then thanked Guerrero Jr., who also had Campbell's name written on his Stand Up To Cancer placard.

"I appreciate you standing up for me and for Buck," Campbell said of Guerrero Jr. "I know he is certainly grateful for what you decided to do at the All-Star game tonight."

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