Controversial former major league Jose Canseco made his debut with the Worcester Tornadoes of the independent Can-Am League, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and two walks in Thursday night's 9-2 loss to the Newark Bears in New Jersey.
"I'm in spring training mode out there," said Canseco, who participated in four of the team's seven preseason practices. "I'm trying to find my rhythm."
Canseco received a mix of cheers and boos when he was introduced as the cleanup hitter prior to the game. During batting practice, he hit one home run.