NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Gary Carter confirmed this weekend he has been diagnosed with four small brain tumors and is seeking further medical advice.
Carter issued a written statement Saturday saying the tumors turned up Friday in an MRI conducted in Florida.
"I am scheduled to be examined further Thursday at Duke Medical Center, and we will learn more at that time about my diagnosis," Carter said in the statement issued through the New York Mets.
Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon issued a brief statement saying the former catcher was in the organization's "thoughts and prayers."
The statements confirmed a report in the New York Daily News that Carter went to the doctor after experiencing headaches and memory loss.
Former Mets teammates told the newspaper Saturday they were stunned at the news.
"From the last time I saw him a couple of months ago, he looked well," said Mets first-base coach Mookie Wilson. "He seemed himself, no indication anything was wrong."