The Sugar Land Skeeters have agreed to sign 50 year old and seven time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, according to FOX26 in Houston.
Clemens worked out today and he reached 87 MPH on the radar gun. FOX26 also reports that Clemens will start for the Skeeters on Saturday against the Bridgeport Bluefish.
The Skeeters are based out of the Houston area where Clemens spent three years pitching for the Astros. The Skeeters are managed by former All-Star Gary Gaetti and the team has had former MLB players Scott Kazmir, Jason Lane, and Tim Redding play for them this season.
It is unknown whether Clemens is seriously considering coming back or if it is just a standard independent baseball league publicity stunt.
Earlier this summer, Clemens was acquitted on all charges of perjury when the Government claimed that he lied under oath about his steroid use. Clemens claims that he did not knowingly take steroids or HGH.
Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been waiting to see top prospect Starling Marte in action. Last night, he didn't disappoint.
The young Dominican outfielder homered on the first pitch he ever saw in the Majors. He took a Dallas Keuchel cutter into the left-center field seats.
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Marte knew something special was going to happen in his at bat, he told teammates in the dugout, "I told some players in the dugout before the game that if he threw a fastball down the middle I was going to take a hack at it and that’s exactly what I did."
Keuchel expected Marte to work the count considering Marte was the leadoff batter and, after all, it was his first ever at bat.
"I figured he’d take a strike to see what I got; I never thought he would hit a homer on the first pitch of the game." The young Astro pitcher said.
Marte became the first Pirate since Walter Mueller in 1922 to homer on his first big league pitch.
Another juror has been dismissed from the Roger Clemens trial because they had fallen asleep during the trial.
The juror, from Seat 1, has been replaced by the first alternate from Seat 7.
Clemens is on trial determining whether or not he lied to Congress when he lied about taking performance enhancing steroids.
The New York Yankees are looking at free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. Beltran, who spent last season with the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants, would replace Nick Swisher in the Bronx.
Swisher has a $10.25 million option that the Yankees must decide to pick up or decline by November 1st. The Yankees must decide whether to pick up Swisher's option or go after Beltran as they cannot have both players.
The Yankees have a list of potential right field replacements for Nick Swisher and Beltran's name is the only one publicly known. In Carlos Beltran's time in New York with the Mets, he has had up and down seasons and not living up to his contract after his breakout season with the Houston Astros in 2004.