Red Sox agree to deal with Carlos Delgado

The Red Sox signed free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado on Saturday to help shore up their first base situation, according to FoxSports.com.

Earlier this week, Boston lost first baseman Kevin Youkilis for the season because of a thumb injury. Youkilis had season-ending thumb surgery Friday. That same day, the Red Sox worked out Delgado.

Delgado, who hasn’t played since May 2009 with the Mets, will be assigned to Class AAA Pawtucket. He is expected to serve as the lefthanded-hitting half of a platoon with Mike Lowell once he reaches the majors.

In his 17-season career with the Blue Jays, Mets and Marlins, the two-time All-Star has hit .280 with 473 homers and 1,512 RBIs.

The Red Sox signed free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado on Saturday to help shore up their first base situation, according to FoxSports.com.

Earlier this week, Boston lost first baseman Kevin Youkilis for the season because of a thumb injury. Youkilis had season-ending thumb surgery Friday. That same day, the Red Sox worked out Delgado.

Delgado, who hasn’t played since May 2009 with the Mets, will be assigned to Class AAA Pawtucket. He is expected to serve as the lefthanded-hitting half of a platoon with Mike Lowell once he reaches the majors.

In his 17-season career with the Blue Jays, Mets and Marlins, the two-time All-Star has hit .280 with 473 homers and 1,512 RBIs.

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