Former Philadelphia Phillies all-star Darren "Dutch" Daulton has successfully made it through a 7-hour surgery to remove two brain tumors.
According to a WPVI report, Daulton was awake and speaking after the surgery on Monday. No complications were reported along with the surgery, and the all-star catcher is expected to be released sometime this week.
Despite earlier reports that one of the glioma tumors was inoperable, doctors at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia were able to remove both. Daulton will now have to endure radiation treatments and participate in speech therapy,
Daulton was drafted by the Phillies in the 1980 MLB draft, and became the team's full-time catcher in 1989. He became a three-time MLB all-star with the Phillies, in '92, '93, and '95. Daulton was traded to the Florida Marlins in 1997 and won a World Series with that team before retiring that same year.
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