Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/24/13
Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco is back in Texas to start the season with his new team as a player/coach. No it is not with the Texas Rangers (thank the lord) or for the Houston Astros (though he could be one of their more productive hitters) but rather with the Fort Worth Cats of the Independent United League. For those not familiar with the Cats, they are an independent baseball team (meaning they have no ties to Major League Baseball or their affiliates) and have been playing their home games at LaGrave Field, which is located just north of downtown Fort Worth, since 2001. Although this does appear to be just a PR stunt by the Cats to draw some attention to a franchise that has beginning to show some signs of financial issues, it couldn’t make for a better fit between the couple. Canseco has been out Major League Baseball since 2001 when he retired at the age of 36 after 17 seasons. Now 48, the former major leaguer faces many off-field issues. Since his retirement Canseco has ran...
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