Former Expo Carter has brain tumours

Hall of Famer Gary Carter revealed that he was diagnosed with brain tumours. (QMI Agency files/Lyle...

Hall of Famer Gary Carter revealed that he was diagnosed with brain tumours. (QMI Agency files/Lyle Aspinall)

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, Last Updated: 5:38 PM ET

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, who played for the Montreal Expos and won a World Series with the New York Mets, has been diagnosed with brain tumours.

"Earlier today, I learned that four very small tumours have been found on my brain, following an MRI on Friday at a West Palm Beach facility," Carter said in a statement issued Saturday afternoon. "I am scheduled to be examined further on 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."

The southern California native hit .262 with 324 home runs and 1,225 RBI in 2,296 games with the Expos, Mets, Dodgers and Giants from 1974-92. Though he spent a majority of his career with Montreal -- and entered the Hall of Fame in 2003 as an Expo -- Carter was a key component of the Mets' 1986 World Series triumph.

"On behalf of the Mets organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Gary, Sandy and the entire Carter family," said Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.


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