Jose Canseco hasn’t played in the big leagues since a 76-game stint with the White Sox in 2001. But Ozzie’s twin is not retired. In fact, he may get a chance to play winter ball in Puerto Rico.
This is after playing 11 games this past summer for an independent team in Laredo. Prior to that, Canseco, 46, hadn’t played organized ball since 2006, again in an independent league.
So if you are the Rays, a team that loves “under-the-radar” types, would you give Canseco a spring training invite? You could do worse with $400K. But there is also a lot of baggage.
Pop quiz hot shots: What if you had to choose between Canseco and Gary Sheffield as the Rays 2011 right-handed DH. Canseco will play for $400K. Sheffield wants $4 million. What do you do?