The comeback of free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado is on hold after he had a second hip surgery this week, according to a FOXSports.com
Delgado’s agent, David Sloane, said the first baseman will be out for four months but still plans to play this season.
"He felt, despite the time it would take, it was a better option for him to be the Carlos Delgado of old instead of an old Carlos Delgado," Sloan told FOX Sports.
Dr. Marc Philippon, who operated on Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez last spring, reconstructed the labrum in Delgado’s right hip and performed a micro-fracture procedure on the hip socket, according to FOX.
Delgado, 37, is 27 homers shy of 500 for his career. He played in only 26 games for the Mets last season before having season-ending hip surgery. He played winter ball in Puerto Rico and was working out while trying to latch on with a team but his hip was still bothering him.
Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.