Jose Canseco returning to baseball

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

At the start of this offseason, Jose Canseco was supposed to face off against Lenny Dykstra in a pay-per-view fight (that Dykstra thankfully didn't show up for) and now he's back in the news as he attempts to return to baseball.

The 47-year-old Canseco, who hasn't played pro ball for 11 years, is going to try out for the Mexican League's current champs, the Quintana Roo Tigers, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"Back in baseball I knew I would play this year you just gotta believe in your dreams," Canseco tweeted Sunday. "Leave on redeye tonite to start spring training."

Canseco, of course, was the American League MVP back in 1988 but sealed his spot in baseball's history in 1995 when he released his book, "Juiced," which chronicled his steroids use and claimed that 85 percent of major leaguers used performance-enhancing drugs.

In his 17 years in the majors, Canseco hit 462 homers, 340 doubles, and maintained a batting average of .266.

The Tigers, by the way, play their home games in Cancun. Not a bad place to try and make a comeback.

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