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Torre's Pathology Report Positive

Joe Torre's cancer was limited to his prostate gland and there is no trace of the disease in the lymph nodes of the New York Yankees manager, according to pathology reports.

Torre will undergo tests in about a month to determine if any further treatment is necessary, the Yankees said Sunday.

Torre had surgery Thursday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. William Catalona, who performed the procedure, said patients normally need 6-to-12 weeks recovery time before returning to work.

General manager Brian Cashman said he spoke with Torre about baseball matters three or four times on Saturday, and Cashman said Torre will be consulted on roster cuts.

Interim manager Don Zimmer spoke with Torre at 6:30 a.m. Sunday and said his boss sounded "outstanding."

"That's 5:30 his time," Zimmer said. "He said, `You can't get any rest in the hospital. Every hour and a half they come in with your thermometer or take your blood pressure.' "

Torre is expected to be released from the hospital early this week.

Yankees minor league catcher Jaime Torres could return in approximately six weeks following treatment for thyroid cancer. Cashman said the condition, which was detected last week, is not life or career threatening.

"It's a very small spot on the thyroid," Cashman said. "The prognosis is excellent.

Torres, 28, appeared in five spring training games and was assigned to the minor league camp on March 17. Torres spilt last season between Double-A Norwich and Triple-A Columbus.

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