Carlos Delgado says surgery went well

Updated: February 22, 2010, 3:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Free-agent slugger Carlos Delgado says his latest hip surgery went well and he is looking forward to getting back onto the field.

Delgado
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Delgado told the newspaper El Nuevo Dia for Monday's edition the most important thing now is "to be completely sure that I'm healthy to continue with my goal of returning to play."

Dr. Marc Philippon, who also repaired Alex Rodriguez's hip last year, operated on Delgado in Vail, Colo., on Wednesday. It was Delgado's second hip surgery in nine months.

Delgado played 26 games for the New York Mets last season before suffering his injury. He played winter ball in Puerto Rico and was working out while trying to latch on with a team, but his hip was still bothering him.


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