Carlos Delgado consults surgeon

BALTIMORE -- First baseman Carlos Delgado, who hasn't played for Triple-A Pawtucket since Aug. 15 in long-shot comeback from two surgeries on his right hip, flew to Colorado Wednesday to consult his surgeon about discomfort he has been experiencing in his left hip.

The 38-year-old Delgado, who has appeared in just five games for the PawSox since signing a minor league deal with the Sox on Aug. 7 and is currently on the disabled list, was administered an MRI that was negative. He also was injected with cortisone, but because the discomfort has persisted, he elected to see Dr. Marc Phillipon, the surgeon who did his two surgeries as well as Alex Rodriguez's hip surgery.

Delgado had a Sept. 1 opt-out clause in his agreement with the Red Sox but remains with the organization. The PawSox have only six games remaining in their season, and given how little Delgado has played, it would appear unlikely that the Red Sox would recall him.

Gordon Edes covers the Red Sox for ESPNBoston.com.