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Delgado should be ready for spring training

1/17/2007 - MLB Carlos Delgado New York Mets + more

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico -- Carlos Delgado has entered the final part of his rehabilitation from arm surgery and says he will be ready for spring training.

The New York Mets first baseman, who had a left arm tendon repaired in October, says he should be ready to start batting practice on Jan. 22 and will have his arm evaluated in two weeks.

"I believe that I have recovered rather well. I am not 100 percent, but anyway, the doctors say that I am not supposed to be 100 percent right now," Delgado said Wednesday after donating $184,000 from his Extra Bases Foundation to several nonprofit groups in his native Puerto Rico.

Delgado's right wrist was also operated on in October because of carpal tunnel syndrome.

He hit .265 with 38 homers and 114 RBIs in his first season with the Mets and then batted .351 with four homers and 11 RBIs in the playoffs.