MLB: Carlos Delgado possibly coming back, Signings, Trades, and Rumors
Several teams are eyeing former Mets slugger Carlos Delgado who has been recovering from arthroscopic hip surgery this year. The teams that are interested are the White Sox, Angels, Red Sox, and Rockies. The White Sox who heavily pursued Adam Dunn, and Prince Fielder are pushing to get Delgado. The Angels who has been playing without there regular first baseman in Morales who is out for the year, is looking to add the first baseman. The Red Sox probably will push heavily as well since Kevin Youkilis might be out for the season with a thumb injury. The Rockies are looking over options here and could pursue Delgado heavily if Todd Helton doesn’t show improvement in his health. Carlos Delgado has 473 home runs and is looking to revive his career this year and hopefully find a team next to get to the 500 home run milestone.
The Philadelphia Phillies acquired 1B Mike Sweeney from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later, and cash
The Pittsburgh Pirates claim P Chan Ho Park off from waivers from the Yankees. The Pirates also claimed P Chris Resop off waivers from the Braves
The Houston Astros designate 2B Anderson Hernandez for assignment
The Florida Marlins signed 1B/3B Chad Tracy
Boston Red Sox 1B/3B Mike Lowell was placed on waivers
The Florida Marlins designate P Jorge Sosa for assignment
The Oakland Athletics claim INF Jeff Larish off waivers from the Tigers
Chuck Greenberg, and Nolan Ryan outbid Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for the Texas Rangers. The final bid was for $385 million dollars.
The Boston Red Sox P Jonathan Papelbon and Washington Nationals 1B/OF Adam Dunn have been claimed by unknown teams. Both players will most likely be pulled back.
The Kansas City Royals designate OF Jose Guillen for assignment. The Royals are hoping to trade Guillen but also could think about releasing him.
The Philadelphia Phillies designate Utility player Cody Ransom for assignment
The St. Louis Cardinals signed P Nate Robertson to a minor league contract. Robertson was recently released by the Marlins.
The San Francisco Giants designate P Denny Bautista for assignment