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Gary Carter receives good news regarding cancer treatment

His daughter reports that his brain tumors are '80 percent better.'

August 02, 2011|Wire reports

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter received some positive news regarding his cancer treament, his daughter reported on the family website.

An MRI exam revealed that Carter's brain tumors are "80 percent better," Kimmy Bloemers, Carter's daughter, wrote on the website, ESPNNewYork.com reported Tuesday.

She added that there is much less swelling and the tumors are less dense.

Carter is scheduled to start treatment that will require five days of chemotherapy in a pill form.

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Johan Santana's comeback from shoulder surgery has stalled.

The New York Mets ace was scratched from his next scheduled rehabilitation start because of lingering discomfort in his pitching shoulder. He will head back to New York to be examined by a doctor Thursday and it's uncertain whether he will get back to the majors this season.

The Texas Rangers designated 41-year-old reliever Arthur Rhodes for assignment to clear a spot on their 25-man roster for newly acquired reliever Mike Adams before Tuesday's game at Detroit.

Texas received Adams from San Diego in a trade Sunday.

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