Clemens chats with Houston's pitchers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Roger Clemens met with Houston's pitching staff, encouraging the young players to "keep their spirits up" as they navigate through this difficult season.

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner and special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow says Saturday that the pitchers are "doing great and they have a bunch of great coaches in there."

The 50-year-old Clemens also caught up with Mariners first base coach Mike Brumley, with whom he played at the University of Texas. While Clemens was in the Seattle clubhouse he also had a chat with ace Felix Hernandez and signed autographs for some of the younger players.

Clemens started two games for Sugar Land of the independent Atlantic League last season, but brushed off any notion that he would do something like that again with a laugh.

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