TORONTO (AP) - The Blue Jays plan to honor former slugger Carlos Delgado next year by adding his name to the club's Level of Excellence.
The franchise leader in home runs and RBIs will be the 10th person to be so honored by the Jays, who are planning a pregame ceremony for July 21.
``Not only was he one of the best hitters in club history, he was one of the finest first basemen of his generation,'' team president Paul Beeston said Friday in a statement. ``More importantly, Carlos was a tremendous ambassador for the Blue Jays organization and the city of Toronto.''
Delgado made his big league debut in 1993 and went on to hit 336 homers and drive in 1,058 runs for the club while making two All-Star appearances. He finished his career with the Florida Marlins and New York Mets.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.

MLB Team Pages