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Jose Canseco’s tweets could jeopardize job on A’s telecasts

Former Oakland Athletics player Jose Canseco throws out

Former Oakland Athletics player Jose Canseco throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Credit: AP / Ben Margot

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A series of tweets by Jose Canseco about sexual misconduct and politicians could put in jeopardy his job as a studio analyst on Oakland Athletics telecasts.

The former A’s slugger posted several times Tuesday on Twitter. Among them: “What is going on with all these politicians molesting women I’ve been molested by several women and never complained.”

The 53-year-old Canseco joined NBC Sports California last season for pregame and postgame shows on Oakland games. The cable network had not yet announced its broadcast crew for next season, and rejected Canseco’s remarks.

“Jose Canseco is no longer an employee with NBC Sports California. His agreement with us ended after the 2017 baseball season,” the network said in a statement. “We certainly don’t agree with his comments, which do not reflect the values of our network or our team partner.”

Canseco was the 1988 AL MVP with the A’s and helped them win the 1989 World Series.

“Mr. Canseco is not an employee of the Athletics,” the team said in a statement, adding the club was “disappointed to learn” of his comments.

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