Mets' Carlos Delgado Out 10 weeks

ed feverCorrespondent IMay 19, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets bats 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 have announced, that Carlos Delgado under went successful hip surgery and will be out 10 weeks.

Barring a set back, Delgado could return around August 1st, but what will the Mets do in the meantime?

Fernando Tatis has been an automatic out with runners in scoring position, Jeremy Reed looks very rusty at first and Dan Murphy hasn't even played the position, yet.

I don't think there's anyway around making a trade, hopefully they can find a player that will fit nicely when Delgado returns and won't cost them a ton in prospects.

Carlos Delgado had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday morning to repair the torn labrum and bone spur in his right hip. The Mets said they expect Delgado to return in approximately 10 weeks. source NY Times