Agent: Carlos Delgado out 4 months

Updated: February 20, 2010, 5:14 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Carlos Delgado's agent told the New York Post and FoxSports.com that his client had hip surgery this week -- his second such surgery in less than a year -- and will be sidelined four months.

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David Sloane, the slugging first baseman's agent, said his client intends to try to play again this season. Delgado is currently a free agent.

The surgery was done to repair the labrum in Delgado's hip. According to FoxSports.com, Delgado also underwent microfracture surgery to repair his hip socket. The Post reported that the surgery happened on Wednesday.

Dr. Marc Philippon, who also performed hip surgery on the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez last season, performed the surgery.

"The prognosis is that Carlos Delgado will be the Carlos Delgado of old in four months rather than an old Carlos Delgado," Sloane told the Post.

Delgado is already riding a stationary bike, according to Sloane.

Delgado missed 136 games last season for the New York Mets because of the hip injury, which also required surgery in May.

Delgado, 37, has 473 homers and 1,512 RBIs in 17 major league seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins and Mets.

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