Carlos Delgado retires from baseball

Updated: April 13, 2011, 7:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Veteran slugger Carlos Delgado announced his retirement on Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, saying he was unable to work his way back to the majors after years of being hampered by injuries.

Delgado, widely regarded as one of baseball's most productive hitters in his prime, retired with 473 career home runs and ownership of several Toronto Blue Jays all-time offensive records.

"I always said I would try to return until my body had enough. And my body could take no ...

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