Carlos Delgado, who was trying to make a return to the major leagues after hip surgery this season, may not be healthy enough to come back.
“I think time is running out for him,” Jerry Manuel told reporters before Friday’s game.
It’s unfortunate for Delgado who is without a contract for next season. Though he’s pretty much built for the American League for the rest of his career, some have rumored that the Mets may bring him back in an incentive laden deal as a placeholder for Ike Davis in 2011.
Obviously, that would put Daniel Murphy back to the minor leagues, which wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
But, I don’t think Delgado is a smart signing at this point. He’s in the twilight of his career and missed so much time this year, who knows where he’s going to be for next year?
I’m just glad I’m not Omar Minaya.