Roger Clemens is ready to help the Astros - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Roger Clemens is ready to help the Astros

Posted: Updated:

Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens met with Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow on Monday as the two men map out how Clemens will work with the organization going forward.

Luhnow and Astros owner Jim Crane both said last year that Clemens would be eased back into the organization and some of that began on Monday.

"My situation/personal service contract with Houston is pretty similar to what it has been in the past," Clemens said in a text message to FOX 26 Sports.

"(Astros general manager) Jeff (Luhnow) asked me to sit in on a couple of meetings. Also to pop down to spring training to visit with some of the kids."

In fact Clemens was a little busy while he was texting FOX 26 Sports.

"At present time I'm in a meeting with two other MLB teams who are interviewing my 18-year-old (Kacy)," Clemens said.

Kacy Clemens is a senior right-handed pitcher/infielder at Memorial High School and has committed to play college baseball at Texas, his father's alma mater

While Luhnow met with Roger Clemens about his future with the organization, he also put the former superstar back to work.

"He got to meet our entire amateur scouting staff and got to look at tape of some of the top pitchers in the draft," Luhnow said.

"He's not going to be full time, but when he's here he's going to be often times in uniform and working with our pitchers."

Luhnow said Clemens will make at least one trip, and that they have "targeted" as many as two trips for him this year to Astros spring training in Kissimmee, Fla.

"We're going to ramp up his involvement on the baseball operations side and I think he adds a tremendous amount of value to us," Luhnow said.

"There's a gold mine of information in his mind. Our young prospects would be foolish not to listen to every word he says."

Powered by WorldNow

4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices