Roger Clemens expected to join Minor League team

The Sugar Land Skeeters have confirmed that Roger Clemens will be joining the team. (AP Photo)

August 20, 2012 12:39:54 AM PDT
Roger Clemens is expected to come out of retirement and join the Sugar Land Skeeters.

The team confirmed that Clemens is expected to join the team Friday, and possibly pitch on Saturday.

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The seven-time Cy Young Award winner's Major League career spanned three decades. He's pitched in 709 games and has logged nearly 5,000 innings. He was 354-184 with a career ERA of 3.12 with 4,672 strikeouts.

He pitched for the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Houston Astros. He ended his MLB career as a member of the Yankees in 2007.

Clemens' agent, Randy Hendricks, says the pitcher's "fastball was clocked at 87 mph." He added that Clemens and Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti have been talking about this "for months."

Clemens was a standout pitcher for Spring Woods and then the University of Texas.

Despite his success on the baseball diamond, most of his recent headlines have come from the courtroom. Clemens was cleared of perjury charges brought on after he testified that he didn't use performance enhancing drugs as a player. The allegations stemmed from the Mitchell Report.

The Skeeters are currently in third place in Minor League's Freedom Division with a record of 18-19


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