Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/7/12
Former Major League slugger Jose Canseco has rejected reports he has been barred from playing in the Mexican Baseball league because he admitted taking a banned substance. ESPN Deportes reported Wednesday that the Cuban-American player had admitted using a banned substance without a prescription and Mexican League president Plinio Escalante told the network that the substance was testosterone. Another source told the network that Canseco had refused to take a drug test. Canseco, who has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during his major league career between 1985 and 2001, is attempting a comeback to the sport in the Mexican League with the Quintana Roo Tigres, at age 47. On Wednesday night, he took to Twitter to categorically reject the ESPN reports. "How can I test positive when I never took any test don't believe everything the media tells you.the truth always comes out I am not using any illegal substanced," he wrote. "Don't be so quick to judge till you here the truth that's a sure sign of ignorance hatred and jealousy." During his major league career, Canseco was an American League MVP, a six-time All-Star and a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
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