Carlos Delgado is expected to announce his retirement Wednesday.
The New York Daily News said Delgado's agent, David Sloane, confirmed areport in Puerto Rico's El Nueva Dia newspaper that the 38-year old hasdecided to end his career.
Delgado had 473 home runs in 17 years of MLB service shared between the Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, and the New York Mets. Hip injuries caused him to struggle toward the end of his career. His last Major League appearance was with the Mets in 2009.
In 2010, Delgado signed with the Triple-A Pawtuckett Red Soxto work his way back into shape and make another run to the majors. His stint with Pawtucket lasted only 5 games.
This two-time All Star holds the Blue Jays team records for most runs (889), doubles (343),home runs (336), RBIs (1,058), walks (827) and strikeouts (1,242.)
Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.
Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.
In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:
Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal.
Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016.
The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.
More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.