Jose Canseco Biography

( 1964 - )
March 18, 2019
First published on:May 23, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of Jose Canseco

Date of Birth: 1964, July 2
Age: 55 years old
Birth Nation: Cuba
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name José Canseco Capas Jr.
Birth Place Havana, Cuba
Famous Name Jose Canseco
Father Jose Canseco Sr.
Mother Barbara Canseco
Net Worth $500,000
Nationality Cuban
Currently Married No
Married to Jessica Canseco (m. 1996–1999), Esther Haddad (m. 1988–1992)
Children 2

Jose Canseco Capas Jr. or famously known as Jose Canseco is a Cuban former baseball player who played as an outfielder and hitter for several teams of Major League Baseball. The 6-time All-Star started his professional career with Oakland Athletics in 1985 and played for several other MLB clubs.


The 1988 AL MVP, Canseco was married twice but is now divorced with his both wives. His current net worth is reported to be around $500 thousand.

Jose Canseco’s Bio and Early Career

Jose Canseco is of Cuban nationality. He was born to mother, Barbara Canseco, and father, Jose Sr on July 2, 1964, in Havana, Cuba.

He has a twin brother, Ozzie Canseco who was also a baseball player. His parents emigrated to the US along with his brother and him.

Canseco's father encouraged to play baseball and personally taught them and later played baseball at Coral High School in Miami. After graduation, he was drafted by Oakland Athletics where he was picked 15th overall in their amateur team.

Jose Canseco’s Net worth and Salary

In his prime, his annual salary was nearly $5 million in 1995 while playing for Boston Red Sox and estimated to had a net worth of around $45 million.

But due to his two divorces, his legal trouble with the law, his net worth is assumed to be around $500,000.

Jose Canseco’s Professional Career

The Cuban Canseco made his professional debut with Oakland Athletics in the 1985 and immediately found success in the major league with an outstanding batting average of .302  in his rookie season.

Playing as an outfielder and designated hitter, he formed an incredible with fellow Athletics teammate, Mark McGwire to form a name given by fans as Bash Brothers due to their muscular physique and their home run making skills.

He later created history by becoming the first player in Baseball history at the Major League to score at least 4o home run and 40 Stolen bases in a season which is in 1988.

With this performances, he earned the American League MVP award and played a crucial role in the World Series win over San  Franciso Giants.

Following the success, he achieved with Oakland Athletics, he was traded to Texas Rangers and later played for Major Soccer League teams such as Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays as well as Chicago White Fox.

He retired in May 2002  with 462 home runs as well as six All-star selections over the course of his remarkable playing career.

Jose Canseco’s Married, Wife, Divorce, and Personal Life

Currently,y 53 Jose Canseco , 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around weighs 109 kg. Talking about his personal life, he has married twice in his life.

He first married his wife, Esther Haddad in 1988 and divorced later in 1992.

Canseco then married his second wife, Jessica Canseco in 1996 and later divorced in 1999. He has a daughter named , Joise Marie Canseco with his second wife, Jessica Canseco .

He has a lot of legal trouble with the law for reckless driving, alleged battery assault charge with his first wife Esther and his second wife, Jessica. He had a divorce with his second wife in 1999.

The Cuban star has been arrested for fights at a nightclub, drug traffickings, as well as rape allegation, has been a slam against him. He got a lot of backlash from the media and public from his book Juiced about his drug use and taking a steroid to boost up his performance. He has also mentioned about his teammate Roger Clemens in the book.

Recently in March 2019, Jose Canseco accused the former MLB star Alex Rodriguez, who recently got engaged to his fiance Jennifer Lopez, of cheating her with his ex-wife. He criticized A-Rod without facts and said that the MLB star was cheating J-Lo with his former wife Jessica who he divorced in 1999.

His tweets:





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