Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco has been signed by the independent league Worcester Tornadoes to a one-year contract, the team announced.

The 47-year-old Canseco was in the news when he allegedly refused to take a doping test before playing in the Mexican League.

“I am very much looking forward to putting on a uniform and competing on a professional level again this year,” Canseco said in a Tornadoes statement. “I love the game of baseball. I am particularly grateful to the Worcester Tornadoes for embracing me and having the confidence in me to help the team win.”