A biopsy, taken on Friday, disclosed that Major League Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a probable malignant brain tumor. Mike Mazzeo, of ESPNNewYork.com, has the story, below.

Hall of Famer Gary Carter speaks at the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on July 31, 2005 at the Clark Sports Complex in Cooperstown, New York.

A tumor on former New York Mets Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter's brain "appears to be malignant," according to doctors at Duke University.

"Following a thorough examination and assessment of Gary Carter, biopsies were performed (Friday) morning from a tumor located in Mr. Carter's brain," Dr. Allan H. Friedman and Dr. Henry S. Friedman, co-deputy directors of The Preston Robert Tisch Brian Tumor Center at Duke, said in a statement. "The preliminary results are that his tumor appears to be malignant. Once the pathology report is available, which will take several days, we will discuss treatment options with Mr. Carter and his family.