Jose Canseco May Sell the Finger He Shot Off, Gun on eBay | NECN

Jose Canseco May Sell the Finger He Shot Off, Gun on eBay

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    CHICO, CA - JULY 3: Former Major League baseball player Jose Canseco of the San Diego Surf Dawgs is shown during a game against the Chico Outlaws July 3, 2006 in Chico, California. Canseco, the 1988 AL MVP whose autobiography "Juiced" 16 months ago accused several top players of steroid use, signed a contract with the unaffiliated Dawgs to be the designated hitter, and pitcher. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

    Jose Canseco says he's parting with his finger forever — for a price.

    The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off. He tweeted last week that the operation to reattach the finger had failed, and it had fallen off during a poker game.

    Canseco said he is also selling the chrome-plated .45-caliber handgun he was cleaning when he accidentally shot off the middle finger on his left hand.

    In a series of tweets posted Friday afternoon, Canseco said his finger fell off during a poker game Thursday night, even after he had it surgically reattached. (Warning: The below tweets might seem disturbing to some.)

    Canseco was apparently unaware that a bullet was in the chamber when he was cleaning the gun, Las Vegas Metro Lt. Mark Reddon told NBC News.

    "It was a serious hand injury," but not a serious medical injury, Reddon said. "There was nothing suspicious. There was no alcohol involved, just a misstep with a handgun."

    Canseco began his long major-league career in the 1980s with the Oakland Athletics before going on to play for the Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees, White Sox and other teams.

    He has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his MLB career. After retiring, he also competed in mixed martial arts and boxing.