Darren Daulton passes along good news in battle against brain cancer

Darren Daulton in August 2014.
Darren Daulton in August 2014. (USATSI)

Two years ago, long-time Phillies catcher Darren Daulton was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer the American Brain Tumor Association characterizes as being "highly malignant." He had successful surgery to remove a pair of brain tumors in July 2013.

Daulton, now 53, has undergone extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment in the 19 months since the surgery. On Thursday he passed along some good news:

It goes without saying this is outstanding news. Daulton's fight is not over, he is battling a severe form of brain cancer, but right now things are looking good. Let's hope this continues.

Daulton spent parts of 14 seasons with the Phillies and retired following the 1997 campaign. He finished that season with the Marlins, with whom he won his only World Series ring.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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