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Alex Delgado

Alex Delgado
Boston Red Sox – No. 56
Born: (1971-01-11) 11 January 1971 (age 45)
Palmarejo, Zulia, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
April 4, 1996
Last professional appearance
July 12, 1996

Alexander Delgado (born January 11, 1971) is a former Venezuelan catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Boston Red Sox in their 1996 season. Listed at 6' 0", 160 lb., Delgado batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Palmarejo, Zulia.

In a 26-game career, Delgado posted a batting average of .250 (5-for-20) with one RBI and five runs without home runs.

Delgado also spent 18 seasons in the Minor Leagues, mostly in the Red Sox system, and had stints in the Mexican League with the Rieleros de Aguascalientes and Olmecas de Tabasco.

In between, Delgado played winter ball with four different clubs of the Venezuelan League during 23 seasons spanning 1988–2011.

His teammates dubbed him El Señor de los Anillos (The Lord of the Rings), as he was a member of 11 champion teams while collecting the most Championship Series rings of any player in Venezuelan professional baseball history. Additionally, he catched for the Tigres de Aragua club that clinched the 2009 Caribbean Series title.

A dependable and durable catcher for 23 years, Delgado played more than 2,000 games in his career before retiring in 2011 at the age of 40.

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