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Monday, June 18, 2018

Jose Canseco signs with independent league team, wants tryout with Red Sox

Friday was a big day for Jose Canseco. Not only did he make it back to Boston for the Red Sox’s 100-year anniversary of Fenway Park celebration, but he also signed a deal with an independent league team.

The Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League — the same league where the Newark Bears play — announced they signed Canseco to play first and DH.

“I am very much looking forward to putting on a uniform and competing on a professional level again this year; I love the game of baseball,” Canseco said. “I am particularly grateful to the Worcester Tornadoes for embracing me and having the confidence in me to help the team win.”

The team’s season starts in a month, so that gives Canseco plenty of time to get himself in trouble. If you ask Jose, his stint with the Tornadoes is just a stepping stone to getting back to the majors. The guy spent part of his day at Fenway on Friday campaigning for a tryout with the Sox:

I guess he’s moved onto the Red Sox now that the A’s and Dodgers ignored his overtures.

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