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Delgado: 'My child comes first'

Updated: January 25, 2007, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

Delgado

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Mets slugger Carlos Delgado could be in Puerto Rico for his son's birth, rather than in St. Louis for the start of New York's season.

"My child comes first," he told the newspaper El Nuevo Dia.

Delgado's wife, Betzaida Garcia, has a due date of April 1 -- Opening Day for the Mets.

The baby boy, to be named Carlos Antonio, will be the couple's first child.

The Mets said Tuesday they were aware of the pregnancy.

"I will express ...

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