Roger Clemens just might be pitching this season in the majors. Or so Houston Astros owner Jim Crane hopes.
Clemens, who is 50, has appeared twice in games for the independent minor league Sugar Land Skeeters. And he's twice said he's not ready to make a comeback. But Crane hasn't ruled it out.
"We haven't heard from Roger, so that's still up in the air," Crane told the Associated Press.
Crane and General Manager Jeff Luhnow said that if Clemens did make a major league appearance this season, it would be in Houston against a non-playoff team, which only leaves series later this month against the Chicago Cubs or Philadelphia Phillies.
"We wouldn’t do anything against a contender if we did it," Crane told the Chicago Tribune, adding, "This is not unprecedented territory."