The Hall of Fame catcher, 57, was diagnosed Tuesday as having glioblastoma, an aggressive, fast-moving brain cancer — at Stage 4 — that will be treated with radiation and chemotherapy, but not with surgery.

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Gary Carter now is praying for a miracle.

The Hall of Fame catcher, 57, was diagnosed Tuesday as having glioblastoma, an aggressive, fast-moving brain cancer — at Stage 4 — that will be treated with radiation and chemotherapy, but not with surgery.

According to an online journal kept by his daughter, Kimmy Carter Bloemers, her father’s cancer resembled “a snake of tumors that are connected across the back of the brain.”

One of Carter’s doctors, not authorized by the family to discuss Carter’s case, spoke about glioblastoma in general and said the average survival rate for patients after surgery, radiation and chemotherapy is 14 ½ months.

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• Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn said Tuesday that he’s doing well seven months after revealing he has cancer in a salivary gland. Gwynn underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatment, and he said his test results have come back OK. “I’m doing good,” he said. “I plan on being around here for a while.”

The 41-year-old former Padres outfielder recently wrapped up another season as baseball coach at San Diego State. He said his energy level was an issue early in the season, but he improved as the season wore on.

• Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has paid his major league bills — for now. Despite baseball officials who believed he didn’t have enough money to cover the team’s end-of-the-month payroll, the embattled McCourt was able to cover Dodgers-related expenses Tuesday, said a person familiar with the situation.

The Dodgers’ payroll for its major league roster in the second half of May was about $8.25 million. If McCourt wasn’t able to meet payroll — a question that lingers for the remainder of the season — Major League Baseball would have taken control and paid the team’s bills.

• The Giants got an encouraging sign from Pablo Sandoval, who took early batting practice and could be close to a rehab assignment.