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Jose Canseco, Worcester Tornadoes Agree To Deal: Independent Team Signs Ex-MLB Slugger

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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - MAY 26: Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco warms up prior to the match with Choi Hong-man at first Round of Super Hulk Tournament during Dream.9 at Yokohama Arena on May 26, 2009 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Canseco lost at 1 minute 17 seconds in the first round. | Getty

WORCESTER, Mass. -- An independent league team in Massachusetts has signed former major league slugger and admitted steroids user Jose Canseco.

The Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am league said Friday he agreed to a contract for one season. The 47-year-old Canseco says in a statement he is grateful to the team. Tornadoes general manager Jorg Bassiacos expects Canseco to "bring a lot of excitement" to the club.

Canseco hit 462 home runs during a 17-year career. He was a member of the Bash Brothers with Mark McGwire while with the Oakland A's. Canseco also played for the Rangers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Devil Rays and Yankees. He ended his major league career with the White Sox in 2001.

The Tornadoes went 48-44 last year. They play their first home game May 21.

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