Carlos Delgado won’t be donning a Red Sox uniform after all.
The veteran’s brief 2010 campaign is over, reports the Boston Herald, as the first baseman has suffered a season-ending tear in his left hip.
“He’s extremely disappointed,” his agent David Sloane told the Herald. “It would be tough for a human being to not be disappointed. He wouldn’t be human if he wasn’t very upset about it.”
The 38-year-old first baseman has had two hip surgeries in the last year alone and has been experiencing discomfort for past two weeks while rehabbing with the Pawtucket Red Sox. After a recent cortisone injection failed to alleviate the pain, he left the club on Wednesday to get examined by Dr. Marc Phillipon in Colorado.
“He felt fine when he signed,” Sloane said. “He was playing. He was headed in right direction. All of a sudden, he felt pain there. Everything at this point is up in the air. He’s going to need some time to think about the next step.”
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