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Mets broadcaster Ron Darling’s thyroid cancer ‘stabilized,’ announces return to booth

NEW YORK — New York Mets alumni and broadcaster Ron Darling announced Monday that his thyroid cancer is “stabilized” and will return to the SNY broadcast booth on Tuesday night.

Statement from Ron Darling:

“My doctors have informed me that my thyroid cancer has been stabilized for now and that I have been cleared to return to work. The doctors will continue to closely monitor me over the next several months to assure my progress remains on the right track. I look forward to remaining my partners Gary and Keith in the SNY booth to call tomorrow night’s Mets vs. San Francisco Giants game at Citi Field.”

Back in April, Darling announced he was taking a leave of absence from the booth due to health concerns. He then his diagnosis on May 6.

In 2006, Darling was hired by SNY as a color commentator and studio analyst for the Mets, joining veteran Gary Cohen and former Mets teammate Keith Hernandez.

In nine playing years with the Mets from 1983-91, Darling went 99-70 with a 3.50 ERA. During his 13-year career, Darling amassed a 136–116 won-loss record, with 13 shutouts. He had 1,590 strikeouts and a 3.87 ERA. In 1985, he was picked for the All-Star team.

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