(SUGAR LAND, Texas) — He may be 50-years old, but pitcher Roger Clemens is getting back into baseball, and it could lead to a return to Major League Baseball as Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said he’s open to brining back the former Cy Young Award winner.
Clemens is making his debut tonight for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independant Atlantic League. Crane will be wathcing Clemens very closely.
“It if it goes all right and he comes to us, we’ll talk to baseball about it at length,” Crane said. “The only thing we don’t want it to make it a publicity stunt. If we did it, I want to try and take it and turn into a positive, which would be Roger’s doing it for the good of baseball. The extra proceeds on the game might go to the (Astros’) community charity deal to build (baseball) fields, do something positive out of it.”
Clemens has been out of baseball since 2007, he last appeared in a game while he was with the New York Yankees.
A seven-time Cy Young Award winner, in 24 seasons Clemens went 354-184 with 4,672 strikeouts.
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