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Mexican League: Jose Canseco Admits to Taking Banned Substance

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0  Updated at 10:03 am, March 8th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Fernando Nunez/Jam Media/LatinContent/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former bash brother Jose Canseco was trying to make a comeback into the MLB.  That comeback hit a roadblock on Wednesday when the Mexican Baseball League said Canseco admitted to taking a banned substance and will not play in the league.

Plinio Escalante, president of the Mexican League, confirmed to ESPN Deportes that the banned substance is testosterone.

Sources also confirmed to ESPN Deportes that Canseco refused to take a drug test for the Quintana Roo Tigers and that the banned substance he is using is testosterone.

Canseco denied on Twitter that he took an illegal substance. He also told ESPN, “I don’t want to use steroids, they put me on testosterone because medically I need it, I can’t live without it.  Believe me; I don’t want to do it.”

Canseco last played in the MLB with the Chicago White Sox in 2001, but admitted to doping his entire 17-year career in his own 2005 book called Juiced.

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