Brooks Robinson is resting comfortably at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, he said in a statement Friday. The Orioles' Hall of Fame third baseman was admitted earlier in the week when he developed an infection and fever.
"I had a successful procedure yesterday to relieve the symptoms of the infection," Robinson said, according to the news release. "The doctors are optimistic that the inflammation and infection will be completely cleared by the end of the weekend and they can move forward with my originally scheduled routine procedure early next week."
Robinson was treated for prostate cancer in 2009.
"I continue to be in the expert care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and continue to move forward to a complete recovery," Robinson said. " Thank you again for your prayers and outpouring of support."
GBMC said in a separate news release Friday that it had received many phone calls and emails from concerned people in Baltimore and across the region. The hospital has set up an email account, firstname.lastname@example.org, where fans can send thoughts and well-wishes to be forwarded to the Robinson family.