Jose Canseco playing again: Can-Am League’s Worcester Tornadoes

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Jose Canseco has a new team, maybe that would explain why he left Twitter. He’s going to be too busy playing ball again this summer to tweet. Which is a shame because I’m really going to miss his thoughts on ecological history and maritime disasters.

As he pushes 50 year old, here’s what the slugger is up to:

The biggest name as well as one of the bigger bodies the Can-Am League will have when its season opens May 17 belongs to onetime Hall of Fame shoo-in Jose Canseco, who will play for new Manager Chip Plante with the Worcester (MA) Tornadoes.  I asked veteran major leaguer Joey Gathright for a scouting report on the current day playing talent of Canseco, who turns 48 on July 2, since he played with and for player-Manager Canseco in Yuma, AZ (North American League) much of last season.

      “He is in great shape and still very strong,” said Gathright, who will patrol centerfield this season with Bridgeport, CT (Atlantic League).  “He can still hit, and hit it a long way.  He has a lot left in the tank”.  Gathright, who turns 31 Friday, admitted “I don’t think he can run like he used to”.

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