The 38-year-old first baseman was signed over the weekend to help Mike Lowell fill the void which the injured Kevin Youkilis left at the bag. Lowell, although swinging a hot bat since being activated, appears to be unable to be an everyday player, meaning Delgado, a left-handed slugger, will most likely be seeing platoon duties with the right-handed hitting Lowell at first base upon return.
Delgado not only hasn't played since early last summer, he has undergone a pair of hip surgeries since. But don't write him off just yet. The 17-year vet has 473 taters and 1,512 RBIs to his name, and just two seasons ago with the Mets, he spanked 38 homers and drove in 115 while hitting .271 — his best season since 2005.
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