Carter to treat malignant tumor with chemotherapy

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a malignant brain tumor called a glioblastoma and will treat it with chemotherapy and radiation.

Doctors at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke say the location of the tumor makes it difficult to remove through an operation. But they say Carter's "strong physical condition and fighting spirit will be to his advantage as his treatment commences."

Carter hit .262 with 324 homers and 1,225 RBIs in 19 seasons in the majors. The 11-time All-Star played his last game with the Montreal Expos in 1992 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

Carter was returning to his home in Florida to begin treatment. His family said Tuesday night Carter would "not only fight but win this battle."