The MLB season has just a few weeks until the post-season begins, but the latest rumor involves the Houston Astros signing 50-year-old pitcher Roger Clemens for the rest of the season.
Clemens pitched this past week for the Sugar land Skeeters and the retired veteran pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless baseball for the independent minor league team and that has led to speculation he could return to baseball.
Houston has lost twice as many games as they have won and could use some excitement and the team's owner expressed he could sign Clemens for the rest of the regular season to create a buzz among their fans.
Clemens showed a decent fastball with pitches hitting 88 MPH, but the pitcher needs some good PR after the steroid issue and could use this return to help regain some trust among the fans and baseball experts.
While signing Clemens is just a rumor at this time, the Astros are last in the MLB in attendance and adding some fans in the seats over the last month of the season could only help the struggling franchise.