Bo Jackson is willing to play in the minor leagues if he can't make the Kansas City Royals' roster for next season, according to his attorney.
"We've discussed it and he told me he's willing to go to the lowest league in baseball," said Richard Woods. "He'll go to Omaha, Memphis, Fort Myers, Appleton, Eugene . . . Obviously, he doesn't want to go to the minors, but he's willing.
"In fact, he said Eugene would be nice because there's good fishing there. Of course, he'd also be hitting .500."
Questions were raised about Jackson's commitment to baseball after he signed a $7.4 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League, and then lost his starting left-field job with the Royals to Gary Thurman.
The Royals also said they have offered a contract to free agent catcher Carlton Fisk of the Chicago White Sox. Kansas City General Manager John Schuerholz would not give details of the offer, but the Kansas City Times said it was believed to be similar to the one-year, $700,000 deal Fisk signed a season ago with the White Sox. Fisk batted .256 with 23 home runs and 71 RBI last season with Chicago . . .
Milwaukee Brewers scouts watched former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tippy Martinez work out last week, but the team decided not to invite the veteran left-hander to spring training, Brewers Assistant General Manager Bruce Manno said. "Tippy is a super guy and has had success in the big leagues, but it wouldn't be fair to bring him to our camp," Manno said.