Canseco: 'I should have practiced more'

Updated: May 24, 2009, 12:34 PM ET
Associated Press

YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Jose Canseco was back in the batter's box Sunday, facing former Seattle Mariners closer Kazuhiro Sasaki before the start of a Japanese professional baseball game.

Canseco took nine pitches from Sasaki as part of a pregame ceremony at Yokohama Stadium. Canseco connected on a few pitches but none was a home run.

"His fastball and forkball haven't changed much since he was in the major leagues," Canseco said. "I should have practiced more."

Canseco, who hit 462 ...

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