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Former Phillies great Darren Daulton has cancerous brain tumors successfully removed

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Darren Daulton played 15 seasons during his career, mostly with the Phillies.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Darren Daulton's surgeon says the former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher has successfully had two brain tumors removed.

Dr. Kevin Judy says the 51-year-old Daulton is recovering at Thomas Jefferson Hospital following a seven-hour operation Monday and is expected to be released later this week. Judy says Daulton is doing fine physically and doctors will be monitoring his cognitive skills and speech function.

Daulton will undergo radiation treatments and speech therapy. Judy says the scale level of the glioma tumor removed from Daulton's brain is still unknown. Glioma tumors are graded from one to four.

Daulton played 14 1/2 of his 15 major league seasons in Philadelphia and was a key part of the Phillies' NL championship team in 1993. He finished his career with the 1997 World Series champion Florida Marlins.

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