It has come to this: Boston's injury curse is so out of control that players are getting hurt before they even get there.
The comeback story of Carlos Delgado is over, at least for the year, as his agent told the Boston Herald today that Delgado has a small tear in the hip and is reviewing treatment options.
The Red Sox signed Delgado, who hadn't played since two hip surgeries last year, to a minor-league contract on August 7. They intended to call him up as a platoon player once he worked back into shape.
"He’s extremely disappointed," 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. ... He felt fine when he signed. 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.”
Another hip operation is a possibility, which could mean this effectively spells the end of a great career. Delgado played 17 major-league seasons with 473 homers and 1,512 RBI.
-- David Andriesen
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