Delgado Not Retiring; May Sign Mid-Season
Carlos Delgado isn't retiring, but you may not find him on anybody's Opening Day roster. The first baseman's agent, David Sloane, tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Delgado will not be accepting any of the offers currently available to him, some of which are major league deals.
But Delgado does not plan on retiring. Instead, he'll wait for an opportunity to open up.
“When that happens, Carlos will be available," Sloane said. "We’re confident someone will sign him. It’s just a matter of who and when.”
This could mean Delgado joins a team mid-season if and when openings emerge around the league at first base or DH. Two of Delgado's former teams, the Marlins and Mets have some interest.
The 37-year-old is 27 homers away from reaching 500 for his career. Delgado hit 38 homers in 2008 and posted a .914 OPS in 112 plate appearances last year before undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.