Ex-major leaguer Julio Franco to play baseball again at 55

Julio Franco won the American League batting title for Texas when he hit .341 in 1991. 

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Former major leaguer Julio Franco will begin turning back time once again next week.

In addition to his time in the majors, Franco also played in Japan, Korea and Mexico.

"I’m very excited about the opportunity to play and coach in Fort Worth and reconnect with my friends, former teammates and Texas Rangers staff members," Franco said on the Cats’ website. "I love Fort Worth and I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with the younger players and entertain the fans."

The Cats did something similar last year when they signed Jose Canseco to be a player-coach on their first homestand.