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Monday, October 20, 2014

Worcester Tornadoes say signing Jose Canseco is not a gimmick

The Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League decided to sign Jose Canseco last week, but they say the move is not a gimmick. No joke.

“I don’t really think it’s appropriate to have a gimmick, so we talked for a couple of weeks and I wanted to make sure he was committed and in shape and was serious about playing baseball,” owner Todd Breighner said of the signing. “I wanted to feel that we wouldn’t have a situation (where he leaves a team abruptly). There are no guarantees, but I do have a reasonable comfort level that he wants to be here.”

The Tornadoes say they actually got the idea to sign Canseco after hearing on a radio program that the former slugger was looking for a new place to play following his departure from the Mexican League. Canseco had tweeted how much he loved his time in Boston, the Tornadoes heard that, so they initiated contact with the crazy man.

Best part of all? The Can-Am League doesn’t have a drug testing policy, so Canseco can take all the testosterone he needs.

Breighner also termed this a great opportunity for the team. Apparently he missed the way the last thousand opportunities for Canseco ended.



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