Delgado Working Out, Return Date Unknown

There's a simple reason Carlos Delgado doesn't have any contract offers in hand. Delgado, who is working to return from a series of hip operations, hasn't given his agent the go-ahead to solicit offers from clubs. Once Delgado's ready, he'll let his agent know and work toward a deal.

"He's working out to get himself in physical shape to play," agent David Sloane told MLBTR.

Once Delgado's in shape, he'll notify Sloane, who will contact clubs. At this point, Delgado hasn't discussed his preferences with his agent, but he does want to play in 2011 (as he explained to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez this weekend). The first baseman signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox last year, but didn't make it back to the majors because of his left hip.

Delgado has 473 career home runs, thanks to a decade-long stretch of seasons with 30-plus homers from 1997-2006. He last played in the majors for the 2009 Mets.


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  1. vtadave 4 years ago

    Hip surgery, schmip surgery.

    – J. Mozeliak

  2. mike melusky 4 years ago

    He’s probably holding out for a Major League deal, kind of like Jermaine Dye and Kenny Lofton are doing…

  3. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    Do you guys think he can still handle 1st base, as a backup obviously, or is it AL DH only?

    • the question should be do any leagues allow walkers or powercarts on the field of play? His first at bat, will be a sharp grounder to 2B and he will hurt his artificial hip running to 1B

  4. 39 years old and out of baseball for 2 years..forget about it Carlos you’re done.

  5. Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

    This guy is Pinch hit DH material.

    Maybe the Rays could take a chance on him. Other than that, i don’t know.

  6. dc21892 4 years ago

    Considering he’s coming off his third hip surgery, I would think its safe to say his fielding days are over. He appeared in just 5 minor league games with the Pawsox before going down with another hip injury requiring surgery.

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