Roger Clemens will pitch for Atlantic League team

August 20, 2012 - 11:28 am
Roger Clemens is 50 years old and fresh off an acquittal of perjury charges, but it doesn't look like that will stop him from playing baseball. Clemens signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and is expected to start on Saturday at home against the Bridgeport Bluefish, according to Mark Berman of Fox Houston. The righty hasn't pitched since 2007 when he was a member of the Yankees. Astros bullpen catcher Javier Bracamonte caught his bullpen session for the Skeeters on Monday. "He's in such great shape it's ridiculous," Bracamonte said. "He's the same guy he was before. He is nasty. His split is good. He still has life. He was throwing in the high 80s." Clemens was acquitted in June of perjury charges that he had lied to Congress about his use of performance enhancing drugs.