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Former Phillies All-Star Daulton Diagnosed With Two Brain Tumors

June 27, 2013

Former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton

Former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton smiles during an Alumni Night celebration at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Aug. 7, 2010. Photographer: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton was diagnosed with two brain tumors and will undergo surgery.

Daulton, who played Major League Baseball from 1983 to 1997, hadn’t been feeling well in recent weeks before visiting a doctor who discovered the tumors, according to a statement released by 97.5 The Fanatic radio station in Philadelphia, on which Daulton hosts a show. He’s scheduled for surgery early next week.

Daulton, 51, played 14 seasons in Philadelphia before finishing his final season with the Florida Marlins, who won the World Series. He was also on the Phillies’ team that took the National League pennant in 1993.

Daulton had a .245 career batting average with 137 home runs and 588 runs batted in, earning All-Star Game invitations in 1992, 1993 and 1995.

Nicknamed “Dutch,” Daulton hosts the 97.5 show “Talking Baseball With Dutch.”

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