Jose Canseco, last seen begging Billy Beane for a tryout with the Oakland A’s, has signed to play professional baseball in the Mexican League. The 47-year-old former MVP reports to the Quintana Roo Tigers Monday for the opening of their spring training.
“I am thrilled to be back in affiliated professional baseball,” said Canseco. “Playing and managing for the independent league Yuma Scorpions last year really rekindled my love for the game and facing the veteran players in that league made me realize that I can still hit at the major league level. I am grateful that Cancun has given me this opportunity and I hope to help them to a championship season and demonstrate that I can help a big league team.”
Yup, Jose still holds his MLB dreams. It’s surprising to see the Tigers sign him considering they won the league last year. Are they desperate for publicity or do they actually think a guy who hit .256 in the Golden Baseball League last year will be an asset?
We probably shouldn’t mock this too much — we’d rather see Canseco playing ball than losing celebrity boxing fights to 60-year-old men.Google+