Will Roger Clemens Pitch in the Majors This Season?

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18: Former all-star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens (C) becomes emotional while talking to the news media after he was found not guilty on 13 counts of perjury and obstruction outside the Prettyman U.S. Court House June 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. The former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees pitcher's original trial in 2011 was declared a mistrial after the judge said the prosecution presented inadmissible testimony that prejudiced the jury. A seven-time Cy Young Award winner, Clemens is on trial for making false statements, perjury and obstructing Congress when he testified about steroid use during a February 2008 inquiry by the House Oversight and Government Affairs. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

If you ask Roger Clemens, he’s just having fun. If you ask others around Major League Baseball, they aren’t so sure.

The 50-year-old Clemens is preparing to make another start for the Sugar Land Skeeters this Friday, and while there have been rumors to the contrary, he insists it will be his final start. The Rocket says he’s just having fun and doesn’t intend to bring his talents back to MLB.

Still, the Houston Astros have reportedly been sniffing around Clemens, and there’s believed to be a chance that the club will offer him a contract that would have him make a handful of starts to end the regular season.

The Astros interest in Clemens stems from an ability to put fans in seats. Clemens intentions could be two-fold; his ability to return to a sport that he reportedly feels he left too early, and as a way to turn back his Hall of Fame eligibility clock five years. While we’ll all still know the story of Clemens five years from now, his hope may be that the extremely negative stigma surrounding steroids may have lessened by that time.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker