Red Sox sign Carlos Delgado to minor league deal
The banged-up Boston Red Sox have signed free agent slugger
Carlos Delgado to a minor league contract.
The 38-year-old Delgado has not played in the majors since May
2009 for the New York Mets. He has had two hip surgeries since
Delgado is set to report to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday. He
played winter ball in Puerto Rico during the offseason before hip
problems slowed him.
Delgado has 473 career home runs.
Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis had season-ending surgery on
his thumb Friday and Mike Lowell took his spot.
Delgado worked out for the Red Sox on Friday at Yankee Stadium
and manager Terry Francona says he swung the bat well. But Francona
cautioned Saturday that it’s too early to project what to expect