Roger Clemens is coming out of retirement to sign with an independent team in Texas. Maybe the Mets would be interested?!
The news was broken Monday morning by a fellow with the fine name of Mark Berman, the sports director of the Fox station in Houston (with whom I have often been mistaken, what with me being a former TV sports and news guy).
He reports that both Clemens’s agent and the president of the Sugar Land Skeeters say the 50-year-old Clemens worked out for the team on Monday and will sign a contract. He is set to make his first start on Saturday.
“He’s in such great shape it’s ridiculous,” said Astros bullpen catcher Javier Bracamonte, a close friend of Clemens who caught the workout session. “He’s the same guy he was before. He is nasty. His split is good. He still has life. He was throwing in the high 80s.”
The Skeeters seems to be a favorite destination for washed-up pitchers — former Mets Scott Kazmir and Tim Redding are among the ex-big leaguers who have appeared for the Skeeters this season.