Mets slugger Carlos Delgado expected to be out longer than original estimate Print
Written by Admin   
Monday, 10 September 2007 15:36
MLB Headline News

 NEW YORK (AP) -Carlos Delgado is expected to miss the New York Mets' entire homestand, which would keep him out longer than the team's original estimate of a week to 10 days.
The first baseman has been sidelined since last Wednesday with a strained right hip flexor. He missed his fifth straight game Monday night, when the NL East leaders opened a three-game series against Atlanta.
The second-place Philadelphia Phillies arrive at Shea Stadium for a three-game set beginning Friday, and Mets manager Willie Randolph said it's ``safe to say'' Delgado won't be available for that series, either.
``It's going to be at least a good 10 days or so, maybe more,'' Randolph said.
Delgado has been receiving regular treatment and said he felt about the same Monday, ``a little better than when it happened.'' He said he was still a few days from resuming baseball activities.
``The key is to get to a point where you can play and don't have to think about it,'' Delgado said. ``We're not going to put a timetable on it.''
Delgado has endured a disappointing season, but he had started to come on at the plate when he got hurt. He is hitting .255 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs.
The slugger hopes to be back in the lineup in time to get his timing back before a potential playoff series.
``We don't know until we go out there and test it. Right now it's just a little tender to the touch still,'' Delgado said. ``If you push it, obviously it hurts, but when you turn it just stretches a little bit, bites, whatever you want to call it.''
Delgado said no additional medical tests were planned.
``I'll be OK,'' he said. ``I want to have a positive attitude but I don't want to trick myself into doing something really stupid, which is going out there when you're not ready.''
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 976 St Louis Cardinals 96%
#2 956 Atlanta Braves 89%
#3 958 Chicago Cubs 89%
#4 974 Oakland Athletics 88%
#5 977 Detroit Tigers 83%
#6 964 New York Yankees 80%
#7 961 Washington Nationals 79%
#8 953 San Francisco Giants 76%
#9 969 Cleveland Indians 62%
#10 959 Cincinnati Reds 62%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 5/1
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 6/1
DETROIT TIGERS 6/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 9/1
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 10/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 12/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 14/1
ATLANTA BRAVES 14/1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com