MLB: Why did Jose Canseco join the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a free agent prior to the 1999 season?

Tampa already had Paul Sorrento as their main Designated Hitter, and also the original DH that the Devil Rays ever had, but then they moved him to LF, where Quinton McCracken started at LF in 1998 for Tampa. Randy Winn and Dave Martinez are intact as CF and RF respectively, so essentially McCracken was indirectly... show more Tampa already had Paul Sorrento as their main Designated Hitter, and also the original DH that the Devil Rays ever had, but then they moved him to LF, where Quinton McCracken started at LF in 1998 for Tampa.

Randy Winn and Dave Martinez are intact as CF and RF respectively, so essentially McCracken was indirectly replaced by Canseco.
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