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Gary Carter Issues Statement Following News Of Brain Tumors

Former New York Met catcher Gary Carter has been diagnosed with brain tumors. Carter released a statement today about the finding.

Earlier today, I learned that four very small tumors have been found on my brain, following an MRI on Friday at a West Palm Beach facility. I am scheduled to be examined further Thursday at Duke Medical Center, and we will learn more at that time about my diagnosis.

My wife, Sandy, and our children and family thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We ask that you please respect our privacy as we learn more about my medical condition.

All you can do is wish Carter well. The Hall of Fame catcher had been managing at Palm Beach Atlantic College.

Carter, 57, hit .262 with 324 homers and 1,225 RBIs in 19 seasons in the majors with the Mets, Montreal Expos, Giants and Dodgers. The 11-time All-Star played was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.