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Report: Blue Jays not pursuing Delgado

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TSN.ca Staff
1/13/2010 6:05:37 PM
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Contrary to reports earlier in the week, it looks like Carlos Delgado won't be heading back the to the Toronto Blue Jays after all.

According to a report on MLB.com, a source stated that "Delgado doesn't fit into the Blue Jays' plans."

As per his policy of not addressing rumours, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos refused to comment.

On Monday, AOL Fanhouse's Ed Price reported that the Jays were one of the teams scouting Delgado, who is playing winter ball in Puerto Rico.

Delgado, who was originally signed by the Blue Jays as a free agent in October of 1988, missed all but 26 games last season with the Mets because of a hip injury.

Delgado has 483 home runs in his 17-year career and is a lifetime .280 hitter.

Where the Jays would have played the 37-year old would have been an issue, as the club already has a left-handed swinging first baseman in Lyle Overbay under contract and Adam Lind as their everyday designated hitter.

The signing would also block potential playing time for first base prospect Brett Wallace, who the Jays acquired earlier in the off-season.

David Sloane, who is Delgado's agent, would not comment on which teams were interested in his client, but stated that Delgado wouldn't just look for a designated hitter role.

"So far, his health is fine and he would have no problems playing first base on an everyday basis," Sloane wrote in an e-mail to MLB.com.

Carlos Delgado (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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