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Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:25 am
 


By C. Trent Rosecrans


Shockingly unable to get a deal with the A's by asking on Twitter, Jose Canseco is headed to Mexico in an attempt to restart his baseball career.

Canseco, 47, earned a tryout with the Quintana Roo Tigers of the Mexican League, the team announced on Sunday.

The former MVP and Rookie of the Year had taken to Twitter to beg A's general manager Billy Beane for a tryout earlier this offseason. Beane, obviously, didn't bite.

Canseco last played in the majors in 2001 for the White Sox and in the minor leagues for the White Sox in 2002. In parts of 17 seasons Canseco hit .266/.353/.515 with 462 home runs, in a career he's admitted was aided greatly by steroids.

Last year, Canseco played in 64 games with the Yuma Scorpions of the North American Baseball League, hitting .256/.371/.427 with eight home runs. He played in other independent leagues in 2001, 2006 and 2010.

Canseco took to Twitter on Sunday to confirm the news.

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Comments

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 7:04 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

@ superbrono - now that was funny.  I wish I would have thought of that line!



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 6:21 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:51 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

What the hell is going on?  I thought Jose Canseco fell off the planet years ago?  Who does he think he is?  Brett Favre? 



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

This is just Jose Canseco's excuse to go to Mexico and do "business" with the drug cartels.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:07 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

He looks like he is in better shape than Johnny Damon. Why isn't the Yankees considering him?



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

Maybe he's trying out as a pitcher.  I will continue to follow this story for the humor potential.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:32 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

Kenny Powers!



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

I didn't think he was allowed out of his house much less out of the country!



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 2:48 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

LMAO..great call there. He is Truely the Kenny Powers of MLB lore.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 2:16 pm
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

Kenny Powers!!! I hope he is able to connect with the villagers down there.


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