Fresh off an appearance on Celebrity Apprentice, Jose Canseco has signed up to manage the Yuma Scorpions (independent; North American League) and will play in the field as DH/1B; he’ll be joined by brother Ozzie Canseco on the Scorpions roster.
Besides playing in the field, Ozzie will serve as hitting coach and bench coach.
“I’m excited about my first chance to manage a club in professional baseball and to begin to transition my career to helping younger players and giving back to the game,” Canseco said in a press release. “But I know I can still play and hit so this player/manager opportunity was just what I was looking for. Two of my idols started as player managers — Frank Robinson and Joe Torre — and I can only hope to follow in their footsteps.”
The Cansecos have already reported to Yuma and will be there full-time, with a presser slated for tomorrow.
This isn’t Canseco’s first stint in the Golden Baseball League or its successor, the NAL: in 2009 the league won a lawsuit against Conseco for breaching the terms of a personal-appearances contract signed for the 2006 season, when Canseco was to play with the Long Beach Armada.
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