53-year-old former major-league player Rafael Palmeiro wanted to play again, so he joined his son Patrick in signing with the Cleburn Railroaders in the American Association independent league. Four months ago, Palmeiro indicated he would like to make a comeback in the majors, but there was no interest by MLB teams.
Palmeiro’s 20-year major-league career included 3,020 hits, 569 home runs, and 1,835 RBI, one of only six members of the 500-homer, 3,000-hit club.
This isn’t the first time Palmeiro has played in an independent league game with Patrick. They joined up to play a game for the Sugar Land Skeeters in 2015.
Son Patrick played in the Chicago White Sox organization from 2012 to 2014 and has played in independent leagues since then.
Palmeiro’s son, Preston, currently plays in the Baltimore Orioles organization.
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