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.
I will soon put the finger that fell off in the poker tournament on eBay for sale — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 17, 2014
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.
The eBay ad will read slightly used middle finger with 462 home runs could be used as a stirring straw for drinks — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 17, 2014
maybe I will make it a package the chrome 45 caliber Remington with the finger both for sale a package deal — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 18, 2014
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.)
Dam I was playing in a poker tournament last night and something crazy happened to my finger that I shot off and they put back on. — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 14, 2014
I knew something crazy was going to happen with this dam finger cause it felt like it was falling off. — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 14, 2014
Ok well I might as well tell you .I was playing in a poker tournament last night and my finger fell off .someone took a video of it. — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 14, 2014
My finger should have been amputated from the beginning. It was very loose with no bone to connect it.it was also smelling really bad. — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 14, 2014
This guy called my agent and sold him the video.of my finger falling off .it looks kinda funny.lol — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 14, 2014
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.