LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Former Major League Baseball slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shot off his finger while cleaning a gun at his home in Las Vegas.
His girlfriend tweeted Tuesday night that he had to have surgery but is doing okay.
“This is Leila . Thank you all for the kind words and prayers . Jose is in still surgery and will be ok. Please pray for his finger!!”
Canseco, who hit more than 450 home runs during his 17 seasons in the big leagues, was hit when his semi-automatic handgun accidentally went off, Las Vegas police said.
Canseco won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1986 and was the league MVP two years later while with the Oakland A’s.
A controversial figure and admitted steroid user, he claimed there was widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball.