Yankees Get Canseco From Tampa Bay
Monday, August 7th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
NEW YORK (AP) â€” The New York Yankees acquired Jose Canseco on Monday, claiming him off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and adding another strong bat to their lineup.
The 36-year-old slugger is hitting .257 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 61 games this season. He missed 46 games with a strained left heel.
Canseco has 440 homers â€” more than any player acquired by the Yankees â€” and is 24th on the career home run list. A favorite of owner George Steinbrenner, he will be used mostly as a designated hitter.
The Yankees will be responsible for the remainder of Canseco's $3 million contract this season, which will be about $1 million. He is eligible for free agency after this season.