Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/20/12
Might Roger Clemens be thinking beyond the Sugar Land Skeeters? Mike Elias, the Houston Astros' amateur scouting director, watched Clemens throw Monday before the right-hander signed with the Texas-based Skeeters, who play in the independent Atlantic League. "He is in condition to pitch and pitch successfully," said former Astros club president Tal Smith, who is now a consultant and special adviser to the Sugar Land ownership and witnessed Clemens' bullpen session Monday. "How that translates to the major leagues, obviously, that's a little bit different. But I wouldn't put it past him." Clemens, 50, will start for the Skeeters on Saturday and supposedly plans to take his comeback on a game-to-game basis. But both Clemens and the Astros could be motivated for the legendary pitcher to return to Houston after the rosters expand in September. By returning to the majors, Clemens could restart his Hall of Fame clock -- his first year of eligibility currently is 2013, but he would po...
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