Former MLB All-Star returns to baseball at 55
05/16/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Fort Worth – A former MLB All-Star is making a return to baseball at age 55. As reported by the Bleacher Report, Julio Franco, who last played in the league in 2007 when he was 48, has agreed to play for the Fort Worth Cats of the United Baseball League for a short term.
Franco will reportedly act as a player coach for the team from May 20-28. He is quoted in the report as stating of his short stint, “I’m very excited about the opportunity to play and coach in Fort Worth and reconnect with my friends, former teammates and Texas Rangers staff members…I love Fort Worth and I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with the younger players and entertain the fans.”
Franco holds multiple records including being the oldest MLB player to hit a home run. He is also a three-time All-Star.
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