Former major leaguer Jose Canseco can’t quite pull the plug on his baseball career and is making some noise about playing in the next Australian Baseball League season for the Canberra Cavalry.
While the move isn’t likely to happen, it still makes for some interesting Twitter chatter, as Cavalry second baseman Adam Buschini — who played against Canseco in the independent North American League — pitched Canseco on the possibility of playing in Australia. Pretty soon the conversation expanded to include Joe Melendez, Canseco’s manager, and Cavalry management.
Canseco has spent the last few years actively conversing on Twitter and playing in independent ball with the Yuma Scorpions (where things went smoothly), the Worcester Tornadoes (where things did not go well) and the Rio Grande Valley Whitewings (where things did not go at all). He’s filed for bankruptcy as well.
The 48-year-old Canseco spent parts of 17 seasons in the majors, mashing 462 home runs. Canseco recorded eight 30-home-run seasons, five of them in an Oakland A’s uniform. He also played for the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and New York Yankees. He ended his Major League tenure with the Chicago White Sox in 2001. He was widely reviled in baseball circles for spilling the beans on performance-enhancing drug usage, but since then many of his allegations have proven to be accurate.
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