posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 08:42 PM
TORONTO (AP) - Blue Jays slugger Carlos Delgado was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after missing 33 games because of a strained rib
Delgado batted fourth in Toronto's lineup against Seattle on Tuesday. He hadn't played since May 29.
"After five weeks of rehab and exercise, and a couple of rehab games I feel good enough to play again," Delgado said.
The Blue Jays went 13-20 without him, scoring half a run less per game.
"It's a relief to have him back," manager Carlos Tosca said.
Toronto optioned right-hander Adam Peterson to Triple-A Syracuse. He was 0-0 and gave up five earned runs in 2 2-3 innings with the Blue Jays.
Delgado was second in AL MVP voting last year after hitting .302 with 42 homers and a major league-leading 145 RBIs.
He's hitting .227 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs this season.
Center fielder Vernon Wells and left fielder Frank Catalanotto remain on the disabled list.
Wells, sidelined since June 16 with a strained right calf, isn't expected back until August. Catalanotto, out with a strained right groin, isn't
expected back until after the All-Star break.