Former Major Leaguer Roger Clemens made a return to the mound on Saturday, pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. After an impressive outing, could a return to the Majors be in the 50 year-old right-hander’s future?
“I think it will fuel that speculation,” said Kansas City Royals pro scout Ron Toenjes, who was in attendance to watch Clemens pitch. “I just don’t know what will happen. I don’t think anyone does.”
Clemens pitched three and a third scoreless innings for the Skeeters, allowing just one hit in his first appearance in five years. Though his fastball never reached 90 mph, he showed good control, ending the night with 37 pitches, no walks, and two strikeouts.
Along with the Royals, the Houston Astros had scouts in attendance. The New York Yankees were not on hand to watch the game, but if Clemens continues pitching well for the Skeeters, speculation of him returning to his former team is almost certain to arise.
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