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Jose Canseco signs with the WhiteWings

Aug 3, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

Jose Canseco AP

It’s a good guess that if Jose Canseco had any actual drawing power, he would have stuck with one of these indy league teams for a bit, at least until something better came along. Not that anything better was ever likely to come along.

The 48-year-old Canseco landed a new gig Friday, signing with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings of the North American Baseball League. He’s slated to make his debut for the club Saturday.

It’ll be Canseco’s second stint with the NABL. He hit .256/.371/.427 with eight homers in 199 at-bats as a player-manager for Yuma last year. Earlier this season, he hit .194/.310/.250 with one homer in 72 at-bats for Worcester of the Can-Am Association.

Canseco was also in the news earlier this week after filing for bankruptcy in Nevada. He listed $21,000 in assets and nearly $1.7 million in liabilities. He owes a cool $500,000 to the IRS.


  1. bloodysock - Aug 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Everyone knows he’s done except Jose and the guy that gave him the pen to sign the contract.

    • Bryz - Aug 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

      If you’re one of these small teams, you realize that it doesn’t hurt to get a little publicity in bringing in a big name like Canseco.

      But if it’s Ozzie Canseco that shows up to your clubhouse, well…

  2. pinkfloydprism - Aug 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    This guy should be set for life with the money he made as a player and from endorsements during his prime… sad story. He made over $40 Million playing ball alone.

  3. mybrunoblog - Aug 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Jose could be stopped with conventional weapons but it could take years and cost million of lives. Better we just let Jose keep going while we watch and enjoy the madness that is Jose Canseco’s life…..

  4. vols84 - Aug 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    No way Jose

  5. kiwicricket - Aug 3, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    How on earth do you amass $1.7M in liabilities when you only really have 20k worth of assets??? The people and companies who lent Jose money should slap themselves. Or I guess get what they deserve for being greedy vampires.

  6. kiwicricket - Aug 3, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Any details on the salary or appearance fee? I would like to hire him for my cricket team in NZ.

  7. thatyankeedude - Aug 3, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    I can’t believe this guy doesn’t realize it’s over.

  8. badintent - Aug 4, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    yeah, another Jose book to hit the book stores soon. Dude needs $$ so bad.Maybe he can get free Viagra with Obamacare. He really needs some.His bat don’t connect no more.

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