Delgado to DH, hit fourth for PawSox

August, 9, 2010
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Carlos Delgado, the 17-year major league veteran first baseman, has been activated by the Pawtucket Red Sox and will bat clean up as the designated hitter tonight at Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

Delgado, 38, who has a career big league average of .280 with 473 HRs and 1,512 RBIs, was signed by the Red Sox to a minor league deal Saturday. He worked out with the PawSox Sunday at McCoy in his comeback from two surgeries on his right hip that have kept him out of action since May 2009.

Delgado played in only 26 games for the New York Mets in 2009 (hitting .298 with four homers and 23 RBIs) before hip troubles ended his season. Delgado originally had surgery for a torn labrum in his hip in May 2009, then had to endure a second surgery for further complications this past February.

The Red Sox signed the left-handed hitting Delgado after Kevin Youkilis underwent season-ending surgery on his thumb.

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