Report: Clemens To Sign With Sugar Land Skeeters In Texas
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BOSTON (CBS) – The Rocket may not be grounded after all.
Rogers Clemens is set to sign with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, according to Fox 26 Sports in Houston. Clemens is expected to join the team Friday night and will make his first start Saturday evening against the Bridgeport Bluefish, according to the team’s website.
The 50-year-old Clemens worked out with the Skeeters on Monday, and was clocked at 87 miles per hour on the radar gun.
The seven-time Cy Young award winner went 354-184 over his 24-year MLB career, striking out 4,672 batters over 4,912.2 innings. Clemens’ career included stops in Boston, Toronto, New York and Houston.
Former Major Leaguer Gary Gaetti manages the Skeeters, with former Rays and Angels pitcher Scott Kazmir on the team’s roster.
Earlier this summer, Clemens was acquitted on all charges that he obstructed justice and lied to Congress in regards to using steroids and human growth hormones.