Astros owner Jim Crane said Tuesday night that he has reached out to Roger Clemens in an attempt to invite the former pitcher to be a member of the Astros organization. Clemens signed a personal services contract with the Astros while Drayton McLane owned the team but never actually worked for the team after his retirement.
"I gave Roger a call today and left him a message," said Crane. "I told him I wanted to visit with him as soon as he got rested up and felt comfortable talking with us. We extended that message today and hopefully we'll hear from him soon."
Clemens, who was acquitted on charges of perjury this week, played for the Astros from 2004-06 and was a member of the 2005 World Series team which lost to the White Sox.
"We certainly want him engaged with the team," said Crane. "We'll see what he wants to do. It's really up to Roger. Once he gets rested and gets this behind him we'll sit down and talk to him and we'll see how he sees himself fitting in with the organizati...