The Sidelines : Jose Canseco Files for Divorce

From Times Wire Services

Oakland A’s slugger Jose Canseco filed for divorce, The National sports daily said in its editions today.

Canseco, represented by Miami divorce attorney Melvyn Frumkes, filed divorce papers on Jan. 16 against his wife of two years, Esther. Mrs. Canseco made news last October for criticizing Oakland Manager Tony La Russa, who benched Canseco for Game 4 of the World Series.

In the divorce papers, Canseco said his marriage was “irrevocably broken.” The National said neither Canseco’s agent, Dennis Gilbert, nor Frumkes would comment on the outfielder’s reasons for ending the two-year marriage.