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Carlos Delgado | First Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (45) / 6/25/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 264
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Carlos Delgado will officially announce his retirement from baseball on Wednesday.
Not much of a surprise. Delgado underwent the third hip surgery of his career in September and drew very little interest from major league clubs throughout the winter. He will finish up with a .280/.383/.546 career batting line, 2,038 hits and 473 career home runs. Tue, Apr 12, 2011 03:43:00 PM

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According to MLB Trade Rumors, Carlos Delgado (hip) hasn't given his agent the go-ahead to solicit offers from MLB clubs.

"He's working out to get himself in physical shape to play," Delgado's agent David Sloane told MLB Trade Rumors. This isn't much different than was reported by over the weekend. Delgado, who is coming off his third hip surgery last September, simply wants to be close to 100 percent before he attempts another comeback. We have our doubts.
Tue, Feb 8, 2011 05:45:00 PM

Free agent Carlos Delgado has resumed swinging as he attempts a comeback from hip surgery.

"The rehab is coming along, and I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing," he said. "I would say within the next couple of weeks I will have a better idea of when I'm going to be ready because we are going to start sprinting a little bit and I'm going to take batting practice a little bit more often. Right now, it's every other day or every two days just because you just go gradually into it." Delgado said he wants to be closer to 100 percent before he starts contacting clubs in an attempt to land a contract.
Sun, Feb 6, 2011 06:33:00 PM

Carlos Delgado (hip) has yet to resume hitting, but won't rule out a return to baseball.

While he hopes to get healthy enough to earn an invitation to spring training, the cards are stacked against him. It's been 17 months since his last major league at-bat and he no longer has the ability to play the field. Delgado underwent the third hip surgery of his career in September, an operation that would force most players to reconsider their career path. At 38-years old, Delgado needs to hang up the cleats for good.
Source: Toronto Sun
Fri, Jan 7, 2011 07:38:00 PM

Carlos Delgado's agent, David Sloane, thinks the first baseman will be able to play in 2011 after undergoing his third hip surgery.

Of course he does. Delgado played in just 26 games in 2009 and had to shut down a late-season comeback at Triple-A Pawtucket after having more hip issues. He's 38 years old and will have to make a team on a minor league invite if he does decide to keep playing.
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 08:28:00 AM

Carlos Delgado has a small muscle tear in his left hip, according to his agent David Sloane.

Delgado flew to Colorado on Wednesday in order to be examined by Dr. Marc Phillipon, who performed his previous two hip surgeries. He'll return to Pawtucket in order to go over the potential treatment options, however surgery hasn't been ruled out. "He felt fine when he signed," said Sloane. "He was playing. He was headed in right direction. All of a sudden, he felt pain there. Everything at this point is up in the air. He’s going to need some time to think about the next step." One wonders if that next step might be retirement.
Thu, Sep 2, 2010 02:03:00 PM

Carlos Delgado flew to Colorado on Wednesday to consult Dr. Marc Phillipon about discomfort in his left hip.

This can't be good. Phillipon performed the previous two surgeries on Delgado's right hip. The veteran slugger was signed to a minor league contract on August 7, however he has appeared in just five games with Triple-A Pawtucket. We're not optimistic that his comeback attempt will continue.
Thu, Sep 2, 2010 11:25:00 AM

Triple-A Pawtucket manager Torey Lovullo said his "gut feeling" is that Carlos Delgado (hip) will be able to play sometime this week.

"He's taking it easy right now," Lovullo said. "He's getting his work done. ... It's typical soreness, expected soreness. It's nothing, from any standpoint, that's going to shut him down. It's nothing from the (surgically) repaired area. It's all just lower-back stiffness." Delgado hasn't played with the PawSox since August 15. Just like time is running out on the Red Sox, the veteran slugger is looking more and more like a non-factor down the stretch.
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 06:12:00 PM

Carlos Delgado recently received a cortisone shot for his ailing right hip.

An MRI on the hip showed only inflammation, and he hopes to get back into Triple-A Pawtucket's lineup as soon as possible. Delgado is shooting to contribute to the team in September, but he hasn't played in over a week, so he'll need to get going and show that he can be productive.
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 08:47:00 AM

Carlos Delgado has been placed on the seven-day disabled list at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Delgado hasn't played since August 15, when he tweaked his lower back, so he's already missed almost a week of action. It's not clear how much longer he'll sit out, though he said earlier this week that "We're hoping it's nothing really to be concerned about." As long as he recovers quickly, this probably doesn't push back his potential arrival with the Red Sox, but it certainly doesn't help matters.
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 03:49:00 PM

Carlos Delgado, who is currently playing with Triple-A Pawtucket, will miss the rest of the week after tweaking his lower back-hip area during Sunday's game.

The injury is on the opposite side from his two hip surgeries, and is not believed to be serious. "We're hoping it's nothing really to be concerned about, just a little inflammation from the workload," said the veteran slugger. Delgado has inflammation around the sacroiliac joint on the left side of his hip and was given anti-inflammatory medication. He is 3-for-13 (.231) over his first five games with the PawSox. Barring any setbacks, look for him to return over the weekend.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 10:46:00 PM

Carlos Delgado is day-to-day with lower back tightness.

Delgado was lifted from Sunday's game at Triple-A Pawtucket after reporting discomfort in his lower back and is likely to sit out for the early part of this week. He's 3-for-13 with two RBI in five games since inking a minor league deal, but this back issue could derail his climb to the majors.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 09:11:00 AM

Carlos Delgado had to leave Sunday's game for Triple-A Pawtucket due to lower back tightness.

"We'll see what happens tomorrow," Delgado said. The first baseman has hit .231 with no extra-base hits over five games with the PawSox. It remains to be seen if this will set him back in his efforts to reach the big league roster.
Sun, Aug 15, 2010 04:26:00 PM

Carlos Delgado went 2-for-4 in his second game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday night.

One was a hard-hit single past the first baseman while the other was a bloop to left field. Delgado has been the designated hitter over his first two games, but everyone is wondering how he'll move around in the field after two hip surgeries.
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 08:16:00 AM

Carlos Delgado finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his debut at Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday evening.

The Red Sox signed the 38-year-old Delgado to a minor league contract over the weekend after losing Kevin Youkilis to season-ending hand surgery. Delgado served as the designated hitter in his debut Monday and still has some work to do before he can be considered major-league ready.
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 08:43:00 AM

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