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Roger Clemens | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (52) / 8/4/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas
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Roger Clemens is not ruling out a return in 2013.
As of now, Clemens, 50, plans on being with the Astros next spring in a coaching capacity, but he'll consider a comeback if he gets the itch. "I might be going again here in February or something like that," Clemens said. "I’ll be throwing. I don’t think it’s going to be competitive, but you guys know with me, I’m never going to shut the door on anything. Who knows what might happen. We had this (Skeeters) opportunity come up, but I’m not getting any younger and it’s not getting any easier." Sun, Sep 23, 2012 11:17:00 AM

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Roger Clemens told Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston on Monday that he will not pitch for the Astros this season.

Clemens said as much after his most recent start with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters on Friday, but Astros owner Jim Crane said Monday that it was still a possibility he could pitch against a non-contender. However, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner told Berman that he only would have returned if he had the chance to be a spoiler. "Why would I want to waste my time running around and getting in shape," explained Clemens. "I get over to Minute Maid (Park), I'll crank it up and get it over 90 for a contender. We'll knock them right out of the playoffs. That would be the fun. Pitching against somebody that's not in contention wouldn't be any fun for me. It's not going to happen." As of now, the 50-year-old Clemens is planning to help the Astros in a coaching capacity during spring training next year.
Source: FOX26.com
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 10:01:00 PM

Astros owner Jim Crane said Monday that there's a possibility of Roger Clemens pitching for his team this season.

General manager Jeff Luhnow said earlier in the day that he had mapped out the team's rotation through the rest of the season and it didn't include Clemens, but evidently the door hasn't been closed yet. Crane added that if they did sign Clemens, he would not make any appearances against contending teams. The 50-year-old has thrown seven scoreless innings over two starts with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 07:07:00 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday that he has planned his rotation through the rest of the season and didn't include Roger Clemens.

Clemens has seven scoreless innings in two starts with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters, but said Friday that he doesn't think he's close to MLB-ready and was aiming to possibly join the Astros for spring training next year. There was speculation that the 50-year-old could make a start with the Astros this month, but that's looking more and more like a longshot.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 06:12:00 PM

Roger Clemens tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings Friday in his second start with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters.

With his son Koby behind the plate, Clemens gave up just two hits -- both singles -- while striking out one and walking none. He left to a standing ovation after retiring the first two batters he faced in the fifth inning. The 50-year-old right-hander has seven scoreless innings over his first two starts with the Skeeters. Rumors continue to float about him possibility pitching with the Astros, but Clemens told reporters earlier this week that he doesn't expect in the big leagues this season.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 10:08:00 PM

Roger Clemens said in a press conference with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters on Tuesday that he doesn't expect to pitch in the majors this year.

Clemens has already made one start with the Skeeters and is scheduled to make another one on Friday. The Astros will be in attendance Friday, so we doubt they would be wasting their time if the possibility of him making a start in September didn't exist. Current speculation is that the 50-year-old could pitch September 12 against the Cubs.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 03:10:00 PM

The Astros are planning to scout Roger Clemens' next start for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters.

This report comes from CBS Sports' Danny Knobler, who adds that "if all goes reasonably well that night" Clemens could then pitch for the Astros on September 12 against the Cubs. But that's mostly base in speculation and rumor. Clemens, a 50-year-old free agent, is scheduled to take the mound Friday, September 7 in Sugar Land, Texas. And the situation will progress from there.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 05:44:00 PM

Roger Clemens is scheduled to make another start on September 7 for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.

Clemens tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the Skeeters Saturday. It's not clear if this will be his final appearance for them or if more in the future are possible. Clemens hasn't ruled out a return to the majors, but it's still very much a longshot at this point.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 09:09:00 PM

Roger Clemens told the Houston Chronicle that he has no immediate plans to pitch again.

Clemens tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night and may do something else pitching-related in the near future. But there's nothing scheduled at the moment. "Not at this point," said the 50-year-old right-hander. "That could change in a couple days, but right now we haven’t talked to any of the guys or anything like that."
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 02:09:00 PM

The Astros were reportedly impressed by Roger Clemens’ start Saturday night in the independent Atlantic League.

"He looked good," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "I don’t know what he intends to do. We’ll see how he feels, but he certainly is impressive given the fact that he hasn’t pitched in so many years and with his age." There's no definite next step, but Astros owner Jim Crane has made it clear he's open to signing Clemens, who turned 50 earlier this month. If Clemens appears in a major league game, it will scratch him from the Hall of Fame ballot going out later this year.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 02:52:00 PM

Roger Clemens tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday in a start with the Sugar Land Skeeters.

Clemens looked great, hitting 88 mph with his fastball while allowing just one hit to the Bridgeport Bluefish. He struck out two, walked none and threw 24 of his 37 pitches for strikes. The 50-year-old righty will wait to see how his body reacts to the independent-league outing before deciding what avenue he'd like to travel down next. Look for an update on his status early next week.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 12:07:00 AM

Astros owner Jim Crane admits he's "open" to the idea of signing Roger Clemens.

Crane says the Astros have not been contacted by Clemens about pitching this season, but that the club is "getting prepared for that possibility." Clemens will, of course, make a start for the independent Atlantic League's "Sugar Land Skeeters" on Saturday. "If it goes alright and he comes to us, we'll talk to baseball about it at length," Crane said. "The only thing we don't want to do is make it a publicity stunt. If we did it, I want to try and take it and turn it into a positive, which would be Roger's doing it for the good of baseball." Clemens' last MLB pitch was on October 7, 2007. The Brett Favre of baseball would really be outdoing himself this time.
Source: FOX Houston
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 11:53:00 AM

The Astros are expected to have a representative at Roger Clemens' start for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League Saturday.

It's interesting to note, but it doesn't sound like Clemens, 50, is terribly interested in returning to the majors or the Astros are interested in having him. "I think he just wants to see what it feels like to get back out there on the mound," general manager Jeff Luhnow said.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 10:12:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Astros watched Roger Clemens throw Monday before he signed a contract with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.

Both Rosenthal and Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle have confirmed that scouting director Mike Elias was in attendance. Clemens, 50, registered 87 mph on his fastball Monday and will make his debut with the Land Skeeters on Saturday. He'll proceed with his comeback on a game-to-game basis for now, but Rosenthal speculates that Clemens and the Astros could be a match when rosters expand in September, as it would provide a gate attraction in Houston and push back the seven-time Cy Young Award winner's Hall of Fame clock. Still, it sounds pretty far-fetched at the moment.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 05:51:00 PM

Roger Clemens has signed a contract with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.

Clemens was hitting 87 mph with his fastball during a workout for the team on Monday and will make his starting debut on Saturday. The 50-year-old right-hander last appeared in a major league game in 2007 with the Yankees. This isn't part of some grand comeback.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 01:26:00 PM

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2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Robert Refsnyder
2Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
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PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6CC Sabathia
7Ivan Nova
8Domingo German
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R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Gonzalez Germen
8Rich Hill
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chase Whitley
11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
13Daniel Burawa