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Former major league slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shoots his hand at his Las Vegas home

  • 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. Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home Tuesday. Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

    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. Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home Tuesday. Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo posted on Jose Canseco's Twitter page shows the former major league baseball player recovering at his Las Vegas home with his fiancee, actress and model Leila Knight, after Canseco shot himself in the finger Tuesday. His agent Jose Melendez says Canseco was resting at home Wednesday, and friends and family were hoping his finger would respond well to a surgery. Officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon, and said the former Oakland Athletics outfielder told them he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jose Canseco)

    This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo posted on Jose Canseco's Twitter page shows the former major league baseball player recovering at his Las Vegas home with his fiancee, actress and model Leila Knight, after Canseco shot himself in the finger Tuesday. His agent Jose Melendez says Canseco was resting at home Wednesday, and friends and family were hoping his finger would respond well to a surgery. Officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon, and said the former Oakland Athletics outfielder told them he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jose Canseco)  (The Associated Press)

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. 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.

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.