Former MLB All-Star hospitalised after shooting himself

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Former major league All-Star Jose Canseco is currently recovering in hospital after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Metro Police Officers responded to a call and arrived at Canesco's home on Tuesday morning after reports of an accidental shooting had occurred. 

Mark Reddon was one of the officers on hand to report on the incident, he was explained by Canseco that the former major league slugger was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, subsequently shooting a finger on his left hand.

Coseco was administered to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada after the accidental shooting incident.

Spencer Lubitz was able to break the news through Twitter, when he tweeted: "#BREAKING: Metro police say Jose Canseco is recovering in a hospital after shooting himself in the hand #Vegas" at around 1:14am.

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Canseco's daughter Josie tweeted an update on her dad's status:

"Thank you to everyone for your concern, my dad is safe and recovering"

Canseco played in the Major leagues for 17 years where he starred for the Oakland Athletics, he was well known as one of the "Bash Brothers" who were prominent in the late 1980's.

He last participated in the league in 2001 when he suited up for Chicago White Sox but his most favoured baseball memory was when he was a part of the Athletics championship team who won the World Series in 1989.

The right handed outfielder was a six-time All-Star during his long career in the professional ranks, he managed 462 home runs and played for many teams including Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay and the New York Yankees.

Canseco's career was partly marred by his omission to performance-enhancing drug use in his 2005 book: "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big,"

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