Posted August 20, 2012

Roger Clemens coming back? 50-year-old to pitch for Sugar Land Skeeters

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Roger Clemens, 50, will pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters this Saturday. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, now 50 years old, will pitch Saturday night for the Sugar Land Skeeters, a Texas-based team in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, the team announced in a press release.

Clemens, who in June was found not guilty of charges that he lied to Congress in connection to its probe into steroid use in baseball, last played in 2007.

But FOX 26 of Houston reports Clemens was throwing in the high 80s during his workout for the Skeeters. It’s unclear whether he will keep pitching for the team, or if this will be a one-time appearance, reports USA TODAY.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal also reported that the Houston Astros’ amateur scouting director watched Clemens throw on Monday.

“It is at this point a fun, local, one-time kind of thing,” Clemens’ agent Randy Hendricks wrote in an email to USA TODAY‘s Paul White. “If he does well, he will probably make at least one more home start. He threw 87 mph today with four pitches working, so he looks good to go at this point.”


6 comments
ecoJeff
ecoJeff

Will the Rocket get juiced up for a one-time blast. Heck, yah, he is a competitor.

 

christopher7329
christopher7329

Luckily Independent Leagues don't test for Propecia, Lipitor.or Greenies.

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

 @dadmanmoore Why?  Because you were done before you got started?   Sounds like you have a severe case of envy.

SkyeADG
SkyeADG

 @dadmanmoore Are you 50 years old?  If so, can you throw in the high 80s and have "four pitches working"?  If he does play for them, the league will be better for it.  As will their ticket sales and the enjoyment level of their fans.