BoSox ink Delgado to minor league deal

Carlos Delgado. (Nick Laham/Getty Images/AFP)

Carlos Delgado. (Nick Laham/Getty Images/AFP)

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BRONX, NY - The Boston Red Sox agreed to a minor league contract with former New York Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado.

Delgado has yet to play this season while he recovers from offseason hip surgery. He tried to go through the 2009 season with the pain, but was unable to last more than 26 games. His last appearance in a major league game came on May 10, 2009.

The deal has a provision that necessitates Delgado's addition to the major league roster by September 1, or else he can elect free agency once again.

The move was made necessary when Kevin Youkilis was lost for the season with a thumb injury earlier in the week. Mike Lowell has been filling in at first base in Youkilis' absence.

Delgado, 38, hit 38 homers and drove in 115 runs in 159 games in 2008, his last full season in the majors. He has 473 career home runs in 17 seasons with Toronto, Florida and New York.


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