Rafael Palmeiro is apparently serious about trying to come back to MLB

The question is: Will any team actually sign him?

Rafael Palmeiro was the Cubs‘ No. 1 draft pick in 1985.

He played in parts of three seasons for the team and then was traded to the Rangers in the deal that brought Mitch Williams to the Cubs.

Palmeiro played 17 more seasons, for the Rangers and Orioles, and overall hit 569 home runs and had 3,020 hits. His career abruptly ended in August 2005 when he was suspended for failing a PED test and then was sent home for the rest of that year by the Orioles.

This is all almost ancient history — more than 12 years ago. We haven’t heard much from Palmeiro since then; one of the last public memories of him is him wagging his finger in front of Congress and saying:

“I have never used steroids. Period,” Mr. Palmeiro said. “I don’t know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never.”

Given the suspension, that statement might very well not be true. (Palmeiro claimed the positive test was the result of a “tainted B-12 sample.”)

I’m refreshing your memory on all of this because last month, Palmeiro said he wanted <a target="_self" …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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