Watch 53-Year-Old Rafael Palmeiro Take BP As Part Of MLB Comeback Attempt

Turns out Rafael Palmeiro wasn’t kidding, he actually is making an attempt to return to Major League Baseball.

The retired slugger hasn’t played in the MLB since 2005, but expressed a desire to return to the major leagues. His departure from the game following his name incessantly being linked to steroid-users was understandably messy, but in an attempt to turn the page, he posted a video Friday showing him taking some swings in a cage.

Taks a look:

If nothing else, he still has some pretty impressive mechanics.

But of course, a comeback at age 53 will be a wildly uphill battle, and teams almost certainly would be reluctant to give him a chance, given he very well could be useless in the field and wouldn’t produce strong enough numbers for a team to want to have him take a roster spot and simply DH.

But then again, stranger things have happened.

Thumbnail photo via YouTube/MLB

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