April 14, 2010
Former New York Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado(notes) hasn't played in a Major League game since last May and is still recovering from a second hip surgery he underwent in February. Yet he is expecting to be healthy again in June, when he'll also turn 38, and sign with a club, according to MLB.com.
The rumor had been that the Mets were interested in signing him earlier in the offseason before he had his second surgery but Delgado told MLB.com that a contract offer from his former team never came.
Of course, he could still end up on the Mets this season if the team continues to fall apart and he shows some signs of full recovery this summer. The Florida Marlins also supposedly were interested in him last winter.
The last time he was healthy, in 2008, he had 38 homers, 115 RBIs and a .271 average. Hard to imagine Delgado ever hitting that many homers again.
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