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Jose Canseco signs with the Worcester Tornadoes

Jose Canseco

Former major leaguer Jose Canseco hits during a home run derby against former Los Angeles Angels’ Tim Salmon, Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif. The derby and a old timers/celebrity game to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was played following the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels. Canseco won the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


Some dreams never die. And for as crazy as Jose Canseco is, at least give him credit for not quitting:

The Worcester Tornadoes today signed former Major League Outfielder & Designated Hitter Jose Canseco to a one season contract. The native Cuban spent parts of 17 seasons in the majors, mashing 462 homeruns ... Team owner, Todd Breighner, says “We’re very optimistic Jose will be a very solid ball player for the Tornadoes as our goal is to continue to bring high-level baseball to Worcester.

Worcester is part of the independent Can-Am league -- which used to sorta be the Northeast League -- which is probably the equivalent of A-ball.

I predict Canseco will hit several home runs, post a pretty low average and then part ways with the team after, oh, 30 games or so for reasons that are not at all clear to anyone other than Jose Canseco.