Delgado Officially on the DL

ed feverCorrespondent IMay 16, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 10-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Mets made it official today, by placing Carlos Delgado on the disabled list.

Jerry Manuel doesn't expect Delgado to return anytime soon and didn't sound optimistic about his return this season.
The Mets aren't attempting to dispel the surgery rumors or that he could miss anywhere from six weeks to the rest of the season, and now he's scheduled to see a specialist about the hip in the next few days.

“I am, that’s just the way I see it,” Manuel said. “He tried a number of things to get ready, to get some comfort, but could never find it. I don’t anticipate this being a 15-day thing in my opinion. I could be wrong. Hopefully I am wrong.”

“Right now we’re looking at it as a 15-day situation,” Bernazard said. “Once he goes to the doctor we’ll know a lot more.” source