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Jose Canseco is breaking news about the Red Sox now

Aug 31, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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Jose Canseco manages the independent league Yuma Scorpions and one of his players is former big leaguer and speedy center fielder Joey Gathright.

So naturally Canseco broke the news via Twitter that Gathright has left the Scorpions to sign a minor-league deal with the Red Sox:

source:  I’m not so sure about the Fenway in October part, but Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe confirms that the Red Sox signed Gathright and will send him to Pawtucket for now. If they want a pinch-runner for the playoffs, Canseco could be right.

  1. shaggylocks - Aug 31, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    If someone accidentally parks a car along the base paths, Gathright’s your man.

  2. SmackSaw - Aug 31, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Dave Roberts redux

    • rje49 - Aug 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM

      Well, I hope so. Dave Roberts may own the most important stolen base of all time.

      • bloodysock - Aug 31, 2011 at 5:19 PM

        True that, but let’s hope it doesn’t get to that point this season. Enough living on the edge.

  3. nategearhart - Aug 31, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Remember when the Royals tried to make him their starting CF? That was pretty funny.

  4. hansob - Aug 31, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    wait… Jose Canseco is managing a baseball team that doesn’t involve an annual draft and 8 categories?

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