Delgado Not Ruling Out Retirement

Continuing our review of available free agent first basemen, let's discuss Carlos Delgado.  Delgado, 37, is represented by David Sloane.  He tallied only 112 plate appearances last year before succumbing to May hip surgery.  The year prior, Delgado mashed 38 homers for the Mets despite an awful April.  

He attempted to prove his health in the Puerto Rican Winter League a month ago.  However, one scout told ESPN's Jayson Stark that Delgado "can't play first on a day-to-day basis."  Delgado appeared in 15 games, but played first base in only two of them.

Delgado told Primera Hora's Carlos Gonzalez, "If there's not work, I'll retire. That's not Plan A."  He says teams in both leagues are interested (thanks to Nick Collias for the translation).  However, the Blue Jays appear to be out while the Mets are close to signing Mike Jacobs and already re-signed Fernando Tatis.  The Royals and Orioles reportedly observed Delgado in Puerto Rico, but both clubs are full at the first base/DH spots.



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