Jose Canseco's year of misadventures took a new twist on Wednesday when he was sidelined by a migraine headache.
The Athletics' offense didn't miss him, but Canseco hopes he can get through the rest of the American League playoffs without a painful recurrence.A last-minute scratch from the starting lineup after experiencing nausea and dizziness before Game 2, Canseco entered the game in the sixth inning and played right field under medication. He walked and struck out, extending his string of futility to 22 straight postseason at-bats without a hit.
"Whenever you get a serious migraine, your vision is impaired," he said after Wednesday's 6-3 victory.
Canseco was 0-4 in Tuesday night's opener, striking out his last three times up in what he called "one of the worst games, period, of my life."
On Wednesday, he said he told the team trainer that the night before that he had a migraine, but played through it.
"This morning, it just got worse," he said. "My vision got a lot worse."
Team physician Dr. Allan Pont prescribed Cafergot, a vascular headache preventative, and Canseco went into a dark room and relaxed during the game until he felt ready to pinch-hit for Stan Javier in the sixth.