Former Major League Baseball slugger Jose Canseco -- a World Series winner and admitted steroid user -- accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning a gun, US media reported.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal said police, called to Canseco's Las Vegas home on Tuesday, had confirmed the shooting was accidental.
TMZ Sports, citing Canseco's fiancee Leila Knight, reported that a bullet severely damaged the middle finger of Canseco's left hand.
In a 17-year Major League career, Canseco starred for the Oakland Athletics in the 1980s, helping them to the 1989 World Series title.
Canseco last played in the majors in 2001 and after retiring published an autobiography "Juiced" in which he helped expose wide-spread steroid use in baseball.
He testified before Congress in 2005 about performance-enhancing drug use in the game.