Roger Clemens Inks Deal To Pitch Again
Is the Rocket Man make plans to burn a comeback trail? For now, it seems he's trying to find out what's still left in the tank.
Clemens' agent, Randy Hendricks, said the seven-time Cy Young Award winner has his fastball clocked at 87 mph and will start for the Skeeters on Saturday night, according to the report:
"It is a fun thing and let's just see how he does on Saturday night. That will determine if he pitches for them again," Hendricks said. "Roger wanted to see if he could still do it, and today's workout showed he is ready."
Clemens hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2007, going 6-6 in 17 starts with the New York Yankees. He made a post-season start as well, giving up three runs over 2 1/3 innings in an American League Division Series game in which the Yankees lost to the Cleveland Indians. He was recently acquitted on charges of lying to Congress during a congressional probe of steroids in baseball.