Carlos Calls It Quits

Wednesday, April 13 2011 @ 03:43 PM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

Arguably the greatest Blue Jay of them all has called it a career.

At a press conference in San Juan, Carlos Delgado announced that he would not be able to return from the chronic hip injuries that have bedevilled him the past two years.

He is the all-time leader in most hitting categories for the Blue Jays, including runs (889), doubles (343), home runs (336), RBIs (1,058), walks (827) and - naturally! - strikeouts (1,242). An easy man to admire, a great player in his prime, and I will miss him.