Worcester Tornadoes slugger Jose Canseco has filed for bankruptcy protection in Nevada.
The 1986 American League rookie of the year and 1988 league MVP with the Oakland A’s is seeking asset liquidation in Chapter 7 documents filed Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas.
The bankruptcy petition says the 48-year-old Canseco lives in Las Vegas.
Canseco has played this season for the Worcester Tornadoes, and has hit .194 with a home run and seven RBIs. However he was placed on the disabled list on June 16 and has not played since June 19.
Worcester general manager Jorg Bassacios said that Canseco is still on the disabled list and still getting paid by Worcester, but did not give a timetable for his return to the team.
The National Football League and its referees have not come to contract terms and as a result the league will be using replacement referees to start the preseason.
Replacement refs debuted in Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game between the Saints and Cardinals.
A replacement ref will also make history on Thursday as Shannon Eastin will become the first female to referee a National Football League Game.
While Eastin is certainly a great story, it would be in the league’s best interest to make a deal with its referees because they are the best officials in all of sports.
ESPN radio option
ESPN will return to the Boston market soon on the 850 AM signal. The rights have been held by WEEI, which moved to FM (93.7) last September. Interesting move, but how many people still listen to AM radio?
-Compiled by Dave Dyer and Nick Curcuru