Jose Canseco to try out for Mexican League team
Jose Canseco, who has not played professional baseball in 11 years, will try out with the Quintana Roo Tigers of the Mexican League, the team announced Sunday."Back in baseball I knew I would play this year you just gotta believe in your dreams," Canseco wrote Sunday on Twitter. "Leave on redeye tonite to start spring training with AAA quintana roo tigers tomorrow . Team won league championship last year."However, Tigers president Cuauhtemoc Rodriguez said Canseco has not signed a contract.The Tigers play their home games in Cancun.Canseco, 47, last played in the majors for the White Sox in 2001, when he hit .258 with 16 home runs in 76 games.Canseco was the 1988 American League MVP and played for seven teams in his 17-year career.In 2005, he admitted to using anabolic steroids and wrote a book in which he said 85 percent of major league players used banned substances.The Mexican League is part of Major League Baseball's minor league system, and is considered Triple-A level. But its teams are not affiliated with major league clubs.