TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -A brain biopsy on New York Yankees broadcaster Bobby Murcer showed no sign that a tumor had reoccurred.
An MRI exam last week showed an area of concern, which prompted the biopsy Monday at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
``We received great news this morning,'' Murcer said in statement released by the Yankees on Wednesday. ``The biopsy revealed scar tissue. It showed no signs of cancer. It's what we had hoped for all along. I plan on resting at home over the next few weeks and focusing my energy on returning to the stadium for its final opening day. My family and I thank everyone for their prayers, e-mails, cards and thoughts.''
Murcer was scheduled to leave the hospital Wednesday and return to his Oklahoma home.
An All-Star outfielder who played 17 seasons in the major leagues, Murcer had surgery in December 2006 - four days after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
The 61-year-old Murcer played for the Yankees, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs from 1965-83, batting .277 with 252 home runs and 1,043 RBIs. He has been a popular broadcaster on Yankees games for 23 seasons, winning several Emmy Awards.

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