Just got off the phone with Carlos Delgado and he said his fractured left hand has healed and he will begin swinging the bat next week.
“Itâ€™s back to where it was before the injury,â€™â€™ said Delgado. “I will be coming to spring training in good shape.â€™â€™
Delgado hit .258 with 24 homers and 87 RBI, with the run production numbers the lowest in his career since becoming a fulltime player in 1996 with Toronto. He began the season coming off wrist and elbow surgery, but said, “I think I had a horrible year and donâ€™t have an excuse.â€™â€™
Delgado also attributed the Metsâ€™ late season collapse to losing focus, saying, “I think we assumed we were going to win.â€™â€™
Delgado also said he didnâ€™t see anything from Roger Clemens that would cause him to think the seven-time Cy Young Award winner was using steroids when they were teammates together with the Blue Jays. He also said the Mets would be improved with Johan Santana. Those last two comments came as no surprise.