HOUSTON — Don’t call it a comeback, but Roger Clemens will be pitching in the minor leagues this weekend.
The baseball legend will start Saturday for the Sugar Land Skeeters, an independent minor-league baseball team from just outside Houston, a Skeeters spokesman said. The 50-year-old Clemens, a Houston native whose career spanned 24 seasons in Boston, Toronto, New York and Houston, hasn’t played in a game since 2007, when he went 6-6 in 18 games with the Yankees.
Earlier this year, Clemens was found not guilty on six counts of perjury after being accused of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.
The Skeeters are in their inaugural season and play in the unaffiliated Atlantic League. Former major leaguers Scott Kazmir and Jason Lane were, until now, the biggest names on a roster managed by Gary Gaetti, who had a 20-year MLB career of his own.