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2009-05-18 19:14:53

New York Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado will have athroscopic surgery Tuesday on his right hip to remove a bone spur and repair a torn labrum. New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was sidelined two months for a similar operation. Delgado is expected to be out for about the period. In 26 games this season, Delgado is batting .298 with 23 RBI, 15 runs and four home runs.

2006-05-24 00:15:49

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mike Jacobs hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Florida Marlins to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Miami on Tuesday. Jacobs delivered his game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom to complete a Florida comeback from a 4-1 deficit and deny Chicago starter Kerry Wood a first win in 10 months. The Marlins won their second straight game after enduring a seven-game losing streak and this time did it in dramatic fashion, much to...

2006-04-21 23:29:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scott Olsen pitched 6 2/3 solid innings to help the Florida Marlins build an early lead before they held off a late rally from the Philadelphia Phillies to register a 4-3 road victory at Citizens Bank Park on Friday. Dan Uggla stole home and Mike Jacobs went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI for the Marlins, who won their first single-run victory of the season after losing five previous one-run games. "Finally, we were able to get a one-run win in our favor,"...

2005-11-29 19:16:53

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Mets' new closer, free agent left-hander Billy Wagner, was presented at Shea Stadium on Tuesday and said he expects "great things." The busy Mets signed the hard-throwing Wagner to a four-year deal worth $43 million on Monday when they also welcomed slugging first baseman Carlos Delgado, obtained in a trade with the Florida Marlins. "I'm excited about the opportunity," Wagner told Tuesday's news conference. "I expect great things." The 33-year-old...

2005-11-28 17:00:33

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slugger Carlos Delgado is to end a personal political protest and stand for renditions of "God Bless America." when he plays for the New York Mets. Puerto Rican Delgado, a hard-hitting first baseman traded to the Mets by the Florida Marlins last Thursday, told a news conference at Shea Stadium he would follow team rules and stand alongside his team mates when the patriotic song is played. "I will not put myself (ahead) of the team," Delgado said...

2005-11-23 19:14:11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Mets acquired slugger Carlos Delgado and $7 million from the Florida Marlins in exchange for first baseman Mike Jacobs and pitching prospect Yusmiero Petit on Wednesday. The teams are waiting for the results of physicals and approval by the commissioner's office before announcing a trade that was confirmed in an e-mail to Major League Baseball's official website from Delgado's agent David Sloane. Seeking to cut costs, the Marlins put a for sale sign...

2005-05-20 18:25:07

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate approved a version of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's proposed restrictions on the sales of violent and sexually explicit video games to children, even though some senators said the idea is unconstitutional. The measure approved Thursday would require store owners to determine which games are too violent or sexually explicit for anyone under 18. Anyone selling them to a minor could be fined. Both chambers have now approved the video game restrictions,...

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