Carlos Delgado To Announce Retirement

Carlos Delgado will announce his retirement tomorrow, tweets Noel Pineiro of El Nuevo Día.

Back in February, Delgado told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez he did not want to retire, which is why he went through multiple hip surgeries.  He last played in the Majors in May of 2009.

Delgado finishes with a strong .280/.383/.546 line with 473 home runs across 17 seasons with the Blue Jays, Marlins, and Mets.  His OBP ranks 149th all-time, while his slugging percentage ranks 28th.  We know him as a first baseman, though Delgado caught in the minors and played left field early in his big league career. 

He earned almost $150MM in his career, according to Baseball Reference.  Alex Rodriguez has been the highest paid player in baseball since December of 2000, but Delgado is the most recent player besides Rodriguez to have had that distinction.  The David Sloane client signed a four-year, $68MM deal that briefly made him the highest paid player in the game after the 2000 season.


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