Jason Stevenson of Redding will get a first crack at ex-major leaguer Jose Canseco and the Yuma Scorpions when the Chico Outlaws independent league baseball team begins a 14-game, three-venue series with the Scorpions at 7 p.m. at Tiger field in Redding.

The first five games are at Tiger field, the second quintet is set for Shasta College, while the last four contests between the two teams begin at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 8 at Nettleton Stadium in Chico.

Canseco specifically identified Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Jason Giambi, Ivan Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez, Jorge Delgado, Damaso Moreno, and Manuel Collado as steroid users.