Jose Canseco signs on as analyst for Athletics broadcasts

The former slugger will serve as the A's a pre- and postgame analyst for NBC Sports California.

The Raiders may be moving to Las Vegas, but Oakland still has Jose Canseco.

The former slugger has signed on to be a pre- and postgame analyst for Athletics coverage on NBC Sports California, the team announced Monday.

According to the network, Canseco is part of a group of former A's including Dave Stewart and Dallas Braden who will provide analysis throughout the 2017 season.

“It’s the first time I’ve gotten the opportunity to do something like this,” Canseco said. “… Maybe fans would like to hear what my thoughts are, how things can be fixed or made better for the Oakland A’s.”

Canseco began his career with the A's, spending seven seasons in Oakland and earning AL MVP honors in 1988 after he became the first player in MLB history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in one season.

“I’ve got quite a bit of experience. I’ve pretty much been there, done all of that whether it’s on or off the field,” Canseco said. “I think the fans can expect the truth — an honest opinion, honest analysis — and hopefully in some shape or form we expand the fan base.”

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