Carlos Delgado to announce his retirement

Posted in Retirements on April 13th, 2011 by Thomas Schmeltz

On Wednesday Carlos Delgado is expected to announce his retirement from Major League Baseball, according to a story on

The 38-year-old played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, and New York Mets over his 17-year career in which he collected 473 home runs, 30th on baseball’s all-time home run list.

Carlos Delgado with the Toronto Blue Jays. (Photo courtesy of:

In his first year with the Mets in 2006, Delgado led the team to its most recent playoff appearance as he hit 38 home runs and accumulated 114 RBIs.

But as of late, Delgado has battled hip injuries and hasn’t seen major league action since the 2009 season.

The article says:

“He was unbelievable for us when he was healthy, and he taught me how to play the right way,” former Mets teammate Jose Reyes said, according to the Daily News. “We were one victory away from the World Series and he did everything he could to get us there.”

Perhaps Delgado’s best season came in 2000 with the Blue Jays.

He played in all 162 games while collecting 196 hits, as well as 41 home runs and 57 doubles, while compiling a career-best batting average of .344 and a slugging percentage of .644, also a career-high.

The article also says:

“He still owns Blue Jays team records for most runs (889), doubles (343), home runs (336), RBIs (1,058), walks (827), and strikeouts (1,242).”

Delgado’s last attempt at a return to the big leagues was denied after only five games with Triple-A Pawtucket last season.



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