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Former Mets, Blue Jays 1B Carlos Delgado retires

Updated: April 13, 2011, 7:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Carlos Delgado officially gave up Wednesday on coming back from a hip injury, announcing his retirement from baseball two years after he was sidelined with 473 career home runs.

The former New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays first baseman announced his decision at a news conference in his native Puerto Rico.

"There comes a moment when you have to have the dignity and the sense to recognize that something is not functioning," the 38-year-old said. "You can't ...

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