HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — Jose Canseco signed a contract Friday with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings of the North American Baseball League and is expected to play tonight against regional rival McAllen.|
The 48-year-old Canseco hit 462 home runs in 18 seasons in the majors and was the 1988 AL MVP. He later admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.
Earlier this season, Canseco played in 20 games for the Worcester Tornadoes in the Canadian-American Association. Last year, he hit .256 with eight home runs and 46 RBIs as a player-manager for the Yuma Scorpions of the same independent league as Rio Grande Valley.
The signing comes three days after Canseco filed for bankruptcy protection in Nevada. The filing lists less than $21,000 in assets and almost $1.7 million in liabilities, including more than $500,000 owed to the Internal Revenue Service.
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