Wilson Delgado

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Delgado and the second or maternal family name is Durán.
Wilson Delgado
Shortstop
Born: (1972-07-15) July 15, 1972 (age 44)
San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 24, 1996, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 2004, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 43
Teams

Wilson Delgado Durán (born July 15, 1972 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball player who played shortstop in the major leagues from 1996-2004.

Delgado was originally drafted in 1992 by the Seattle Mariners, but was traded in 1995 with Shawn Estes to the San Francisco Giants for Salomón Torres.

Delgado made his debut with the Giants in 1996 and played with them through 1999, compiling a .259 average over 124 plate appearances. In March 2000, Delgado was traded again, this time to the New York Yankees for Juan Melo. Delgado played in 31 games for the Yankees, before being traded in August to the Kansas City Royals for Nick Ortiz.

Delgado finished out the 2000 season with the Royals and spent all of 2001 with them, hitting .120 in 14 games. He then spent the next two seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, hitting .175 in 55 games before the Anaheim Angels purchased his contract in 2003. He hit .320 in 58 games for the Angels, before finishing up his career with the New York Mets, hitting .292 in 42 games in 2004.

For his career, Delgado hit .251 in 601 plate appearances, with 5 home runs and 5 stolen bases.

Suspension from MLB[edit]

In 2005, Delgado was suspended 30 games for using a banned substance and violating the Minor League drug policy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "W. Delgado suspended second time for drug violation". USA Today. 2005-08-12. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 

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