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.”