Rafael Palmeiro, 53, working on Major League Baseball return

Rafael Palmeiro is reportedly working on a MLB comeback. | Gerald Herbert  Associated Press

According to Rosenthal, Palmeiro "does not sound willing to take any sort of indirect path to the majors", which you would figure would severely hamper his chances if he can't prove to big league execs that he can still hit. "If you can hit, then you can hit".

If he were to join the Orioles, the team would have two generations of Palmeiros in the organization.

All told, it's an extreme long shot Palmeiro makes it back to the majors, but he told Rosenthal he'd love the opportunity to "walk away feeling good about the whole body of work" after proving he could still play at the sport's highest level. Preston Palmeiro was signed by the O's in 2016.

He posted a.288/.371/.515 triple-slash line with 569 home runs across 2,831 regular-season games. How unusual would that be? "Everything feels better than when I played". In other words, Palmeiro wants the right the wrongs.

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"Maybe 12 years later, if I can come back and prove I don't need anything as an older player with an older body, then people might think, 'OK, maybe he didn't do anything intentionally, '" Palmeiro said. The 22-year-old plays for the Class-A affiliate, but dad doesn't plan on spending any time in the minors. While the game is still the same, the players are not. A return may offer an opportunity for Palmeiro to clear his name.

So while Palmeiro, who played for the Cubs, Rangers and Orioles during his 20-year career, is one of five players in Major League Baseball history with 500 home runs and 3,000 hits, his 569 and 3,020 in those categories figure to stand as lifetime totals. The men above and below him on the list (minus Pete Rose) are all in the Hall of Fame - unless they are still playing.

Rafael Palmeiro wants to pull a Minnie Minoso.

The one thing to keep in mind when it comes to Palmeiro and a serious comeback is that he was always one of the purest hitters in the game, even when his power stroke mysteriously developed in the height of the PED era.

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