The reports of a Roger Clemens' comeback were apparently accurate. He'll pitch again this season -- for the Sugar Land Skeeters.
His second start is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 7.
"My first start with the Skeeters was a great deal of fun," Clemens said in a statement. "There was lots of excitement in the air. I am looking forward to doing it again on Friday, Sept. 7. Stay tuned, I might have a few more surprises to come with the Skeeters."
Clemens started for the independent league team on Aug. 26. He threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his first professional game in five years.
The 50-year-old Clemens had a pair of strikeouts and registered as high as 88 miles per hour with his fastball. Clemens hasn't committed to a complete return, but the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals had scouts on hand at the game.
Clemens allowed a single hit while throwing 37 pitches.
---Jason Halman was acquitted by a Dutch court Thursday in the fatal stabbing of his brother, Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman, last year, on the grounds of temporarily insanity.
Rotterdam District said Jason Halman "was in a state of psychosis at the time of the stabbing," and couldn't be held accountable for his actions.
Greg Halman made his major-league debut with the Mariners in 2011, and batted .230 in 35 games. That winter, the 24-year-old died after being stabbed in the neck Nov. 21 at an apartment in Rotterdam, reportedly after a fight over loud music.
---Los Angeles Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten told the Los Angeles Times that he's concerned that pitcher Chad Billingsley won't return this season.
Kasten told the paper that his worry isn't "based on medical evidence," but added that Billingsley's injury isn't related to the team's search for a starting pitcher.
Billingsley landed on the disabled list after an MRI Saturday showed inflammation in his right elbow. Billingsley is 10-9 with a 3.55 ERA this season. He has been particularly good over his last seven starts, going 6-0 with a 1.80 ERA.