The New York Mets released some very concerning news Saturday. Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, who spent several years as a Met, has been diagnosed with multiple brain tumors. Carter made this statement through the team:
"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," Carter wrote. "I am scheduled to be examined further Thursday at Duke Medical Center, and we will learn more at that time about my diagnosis."
Carter, age 57, entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003, and was the first player to wear a Montreal Expos cap on his plaque. He was an iconic presence with the Expos of the 1970s and early '80s, as well as the terrific Mets teams of the mid-'80s, playing a big role in the franchise's 1986 championship. Carter currently serves as head coach of the Palm Beach Atlantic baseball team.
We certainly wish the best for Gary Carter and his family as they proceed through this uncertain time.