Roger Clemens: Close To Returning To Houston

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Friday, January.11,  2013

Roger Clemens won 7 Cy Young Awards with his Career Record of 354-188 (.658). A lot of MLB people thought that the Astros would bring Clemens in to spark attendance at Minute Maid Park this season.

Roger Clemens won 7 Cy Young Awards with his Career Record of 354-188 (.658). A lot of MLB people thought that the Astros would bring Clemens in to spark attendance at Minute Maid Park this season.

By Lee White (Astros Correspondent) 

The Houston Astros have made many changes this off season. From uniform changes all the way to the broadcast booth. The Astros are close to yet another change. Many thought Roger Clemens would return to Houston as a pitcher. That didn’t happen. It doesn’t look like it will happen either. However, the Houston Astros are close to a deal with Clemens to return as a Minor League Pitcher’s mentor.

Roger Clemens Pitching with the Sugar Land Skeeters Aug.25/2012

The plan for Clemens is to help out during spring training and then also during the regular season. The 7 time Cy Young Award Winner was schedule to meet with Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.

Manager Jeff Luhnow

Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.

“We’ve got the whole calendar mapped out and we’re going to sort of figure out what makes sense,” Luhnow said Monday. “But the idea is to plug him in in spring training, plug him in throughout the season, and just have him get a lot more involved with our pitchers.”

We may have been wrong about Roger Clemens pitching in Houston, but we were not wrong about Clemens returning to the Astros. According to Brian T. Smith, Clemens is on the verge of taking “active role” with the Astros. As mentioned earlier, he will not be pitching, he will be a mentor the young pitchers in the Astros organization.

Owner Jim Crane and pitching coach are behind the addition of “The Rocket.”

A lot of people speculated that Roger  Clemens was going to pitch either late last season - or in 2013 for the Astros - in order to restart his 5 year waiting period for Baseball Hall of Fame Balloting all over again.

A lot of people speculated that Roger Clemens was going to pitch either late last season – or in 2013 for the Astros – in order to restart his 5 year waiting period for the Baseball Hall of Fame Balloting all over again.

(*The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of mlbreports.com*)

A big thank-you goes out to Our ‘Astros Correspondent’ Lee White. Lee is currently a writer at strosbros.wordpress.com. He has been an Astros fan his whole life and has a deep knowledge about the team as a whole. Lee currently goes to college about an hour away from Houston.  Lee has attended countless games at Minute Maid Park.  Feel Free  to follow Lee on Twitter and chat about the game of baseball.

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About Lee White

Just a small town kid with a dream. I love all sports, but mostly Astros baseball. My blogs are obviously all about the Houston Astros. I've been a fan of them since birth. I also love the Dallas Cowboys, and Dallas Mavericks. I don't blog about them, but tweet about them. If you want to see what I think about those teams, com follow me on Twitter @Moguls73. Hope you guys follow along and enjoy my blog!

Posted on January 11, 2013, in MLB Player Profiles, The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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