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Could Roger Clemens pitch in Puerto Rico?

Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:48 am
 
Roger ClemensBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Roger Clemens may pitch again -- in Puerto Rico.

Clemens' son, Koby, is playing for the Indios de Mayaguez this winter and a Puerto Rico newspaper, El Nuevo Dia, is reporting the seven-time Cy Young Award winner wants to join him. However, the New York Daily News reports quotes a source as saying "it's pure gossip" that Clemens would pitch for the team, even though it does confirm the 49-year-old threw a bullpen session with the team.

According to the Daily News, El Nuevo Dia quoted an unnamed team member as saying Roger Clemens "wants to pitch, that's 100 percent sure. I saw his desire to compete again. He was (at) the practice and said he wanted to play with his son."

The report included a picture of Clemens throwing in an Indios uniform.

The younger Clemens, 24, played first base, third base and left field at Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2011, hitting .234/.331/.424 with 16 home runs for the Astros' top farm team.

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Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Could Roger Clemens pitch in Puerto Rico?

I'm a radio and print reporter in Puerto Rico and on a one interview yesterday for a national media outlet Clemens reiterated will NOT return to the mound to the Majors. Clemens in the interview let know he is involve with the team helping them with the pitching staff to get ready for the upcoming season which starts today Friday. Also, of course working out with his son Koby.

Clemens said he is more than glad to help the team in such events as little league clinics and special appearances for public relations events of the Indios de Mayaguez but again NO return as a pitcher.

It is true few daily newspapers of Puerto Rico print reported he will return as a pitcher. 

In the interview Clemens also spoke about Puerto Rico major leaguers and he praised among others Roberto Alomar, the new hall of famer" and Jorge Posada, whom he played with the NY Yankees. For new yorkers, Clemens said he believes Posada still have some baseball years to play but it is his decision if he wants to retire or not as a Yankee.

 



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Could Roger Clemens pitch in Puerto Rico?

It must be a slow day if we have a article about Clemens, might pitch for anyone in Puerto Rico



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Could Roger Clemens pitch in Puerto Rico?

they must not do any testing in that league...


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