The controversial 50-year-old right-hander had not pitched since 2007 before making a start with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League last Saturday (8/25). He went 3.1 innings and allowed just one hit while striking out two.
The Houston Astros scouted his start and owner Jim Crane is reportedly (h/t CBSSports) open to the idea of bringing Clemens aboard for a few starts to close out the season. He'll make one more start for Sugar Land on September 7 (h/t ESPN) and could sign with Houston following that.
From my point of view, there are more than a few reasons why a Clemens return to MLB will make both Bud Selig and the MLB in general look incredibly stupid.