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OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Jose Canseco #33 of the 1989 Oakland A's joins his teammates as they celebrate their World Series championship 25 years ago, before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Jose Canseco #33 of the 1989 Oakland A's celebrates their World Series championship 25 years ago, before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Jose Canseco #33 of the 1989 Oakland A's celebrates their World Series championship 25 years ago, before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Jose Canseco #33 gets a pat on the back from Tony Phillips #18 of the 1989 Oakland A's as they celebrate their World Series championship 25 years ago, before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Former Oakland Athletic Jose Canseco (33) is welcomed by the team, including first base coach Tye Waller (46) during a pre-game ceremony honoring the reunion of players from the 1989 world championship team prior to the baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Oakland Athletics Jose Canseco, right, bashes elbows with teammate Mark McGwire following Cansecos solo homerun in the third inning of game two of the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1990, Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Former major league baseball player Jose Canseco points to a t-shirt that apologizes to Mark McGwire for outing him as a performance enhancing drug user during the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Former baseball player Jose Canseco, right, talks with his attorney, Jayne Weintraub, after a hearing Monday, July 21, 2003, in circuit court in Miami. Canseco will remain in jail until at least next month after a judge delayed a decision Monday on whether the former slugger violated probation and should go to prison for 15 years.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, POOL)
Former Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale, center, holds up Jose Canseco arm as the judges decision is read following a celebrity boxing match with against Danny Bonaduce, left, in Aston Pa. on Saturday Jan. 24, 2009. The celebrity boxing match ended in a deflating majority draw. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
Former baseball star Jose Canseco gestures as he testifies in court as Judge Herbert Stettin listens Tuesday, April 19, 2005, in Miami. Canseco is named in a lawsuit filed by two men involved in an altercation on Halloween night 2001 at a Miami Beach bar called Opium Garden. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Former baseball player Jose Canseco warms up before his celebrity boxing match against Danny Bonaduce on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in Aston, Pa. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
Jose Canseco is seen outside federal court in Washington, Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Jose Canseco talks with reporters after appearing in federal court in Washington, Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FILE - This Jan. 7, 2010, file photo shows former Major League baseball pitcher Roger Clemens at the BCS Championship NCAA college football game between Alabama and Texas in Pasadena, Calif. Former slugger Jose Canseco is expected to maintain his support for Roger Clemens before a federal grand jury. Canseco arrived Thursday morning, June 3, 2010, in Washington to testify in U.S. District Court. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Jose Canseco arrives at the ALMA Awards on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays slugger Jose Canseco, left, gets a massage from teammate Ozzie Guillen as the two leave the field after the Devil Rays defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-4 Tuesday night, May 23, 2000, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Canseco knocked in two runs with a seventh-inning single. He is also the subject of trade rumors, possibly going to the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
FILE - In this March 17, 2005 file photo, former Oakland Athletic and Texas Ranger baseball player Jose Canseco testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, to examine the use of steroids in baseball. Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegations that Canseco sexually assaulted her, according to officials Wednesday, May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
Jose Canseco kisses his seven-year-old daughter Josie, as they arrive at the HBO All Star Family Sports Jam, held to benefit the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Saturday, June 19, 2004,at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
New York Yankees runner Jose Canseco looks on in disbelief after home plate umpire Ted Barrett called him out after being tagged by Tampa Bay Devil Rays catcher Mike DiFelice during the second inning Thursday night Sept. 28, 2000 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Canseco tried to score from first on a double by teammate Tino Martinez. Martinez was called out a few moments later trying to score from third on a wild throw. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Boston Red Sox' Jose Canseco reacts after being called out on strikes during third inning action Saturday, March 2, 1996, in Fort Myers, Fla. as Minnesota Twins catcher Greg Myers fires the ball back to pitcher Jose Para. Canseco missed two days of workouts this week to deal with a legal situation in Miami. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday.

Reddon says the former Oakland Athletics outfielder told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand. He was taken to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

Former Slugger Jose Canseco Accidentally Shoots Off Finger

Canseco's finger was "hanging by a string," his fiancée Leila Knight told the Los Angeles Times. Doctors will either amputate the finger or perform full reconstructive surgery, she said.

Canseco is a right-handed batter who hit 462 career home runs and was a six-time All-Star. He also played for Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox during a career that spanned from 1985 to 2001.

An email sent to a representative of Canseco on Tuesday night was not immediately returned.

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