Does he have multiple myeloma cancer?
Baseball has a history of using its players to proclaim false illness.
This news comes on the 103rd day of the year. 103, the 27th prime; MLB = 27
4/13/2017 = 4+13+20+17 = 54
Baseball = 54; MLB = 54
Checkout the name Gematria on Lou Brock.
And you can add 'Lou' to the '33' collection.
This announcement came 66-days, or a span of 67-days, before Lou Brock's 78th birthday.
9-weeks and 3-days?
You can tell time by his name.