Roger Clemens to return to baseball

He is now 50 years old, but Roger Clemens is coming back to baseball.  No, it won’t be in the big leagues.  Instead, he’ll pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League.

Clemens signed with the team on Monday and was officially introduced on Tuesday.

Clemens spent 24 years in the majors, spending time with the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Astros, according to The Associated Press.  He won 354 games over that span and is listed as third all-time with 4,672 strikeouts.  He also won seven Cy Young awards during his career.

Clemens in the last few years has had to deal with accusations that he took steroids and human growth hormone.  Clemens denied the allegations from his former personal trainer Brian McNamee in front of Congress.  In 2010, Clemens was indicted by a grand jury on three counts of making false statements and one count of obstructing Congress, according to The Associated Press.

Clemens was acquitted of all charges on June 19.

The Sugar Land Skeeters official site reports that Clemens will join a pitching staff that already includes former major leaguers Scott Kazmir, Tim Redding and Jason Lee.

Clemens is expected to start at home this Saturday for the Skeeters.

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