New York Mets News

Gary Carter Diagnosed With Brain Tumors

By Michael Rosenbloom

After an MRI on Friday in Florida, New York Mets all-star catcher Gary Carter has said that doctors found four “very small” brain tumors.

Carter released this statement, which was moved on by

"“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 (Fla.) 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.”"

Carter will have surgery in the next day or so. It will not be known until after the operation whether the tumors were malignant or not.

Carter was an 11-time all-star, who hit .262 for his career with 324 home runs and 1,225 RBI’s in 19 seasons, and was a part of 2003 Hall of Fame class.

“On behalf of the Mets organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Gary, Sandy and the entire Carter family,” Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon said in a statement.

I know I speak for all of us at Rising Apple and the whole Fansided network when I say our thoughts and prayers are with Carter and his family as well.