Roger Clemens heading to the Atlantic League

Roger Clemens has signed with the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and he is expected to start for the minor league team on Saturday at home against Bridgeport.

The 50-year-old Clemens was throwing an 87 mph fastball according to his agent Randy Hendricks. Clemens and Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti have been talking about this “for months,” Hendricks said.

Clemens hasn’t played for a team since pitching for the Yankees in 2007 at the age of 45. He went 6-6 in 18 games with a 4.18 ERA that season.

The Skeeters are playing their first season in the independent Atlantic League and already boast another former major league pitcher, Scott Kazmir, who has struggled.

W L W-L% ERA GS IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Scott Kazmir* 0 5 .000 7.89 8 29.2 39 30 26 5 20 26 1.989
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/20/2012.

Atlantic League Standings

Freedom Division

Team

W L W-L% GB
Lancaster Barnstormers

68

38

.642

York Revolution

55

50

.524

12.5

Somerset Patriots

53

55

.491

16

Sugar Land Skeeters

47

60

.439

21.5

Liberty Division 

Team

W

L

W-L%

GB

Long Island Ducks

52

53

.495

Bridgeport Bluefish

50

55

.476

2

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

50

56

.472

2.5

Camden Riversharks

48

56

.462

3.5