The Roger Clemens comeback might be over before it even began. After throwing three scoreless innings for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, he spoke about his start with the Skeeters and mentioned that he doesn't actually have any more plans to pitch, at least for the moment:
"The Sugar Land Skeeters have brought a lot to that little town and it was a lot of excitement for them," Clemens said. "I didn’t come out of retirement. That was an independent start and pretty fun. It’s a lot of work to go out and do that. But I’m pretty active. I throw with the boys whether it be high school, college or even some of the minor league teams."
Clemens did well for himself in his appearance for the Skeeters, throwing three scoreless innings while allowing only a single hit on 37 pitches.
Since he announced his intent to make that start for the Skeeters, there had been rumors swirling about a possible comeback to the Houston Astros or a couple of other major league teams. If he truly has no more plans to pitch except in minor independent starts like that, those rumors should soon come to a halt. Clemens had officially retired from MLB five years ago.