Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Delcarmen Hitting Mid-90s On Comeback Trail

Manny, Fan, Curt (FN Photo)
Old friend (and Boston native) Manny Delcarmen may be back in the major leagues this year. Currently signed to a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals, Delcarmen is hitting the mid-90s again on his fastball. While expected to start the year at AAA, he is likely the first in line for a call-up before his June 1 opt-out date. Delcarmen was an important piece of Boston's 2007 World Series Championship team, but suffered a string of injuries—one of which led to Tommy John surgery. Just the chance of making The Show again is invigorating,  "I feel like a little kid in the minors again, trying to get back to the big leagues." Here's hoping the Hyde Park Kid makes it.