The Houston Astros plan on watching Roger Clemens next minor-league start. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
The Houston Astros plan on having a scout watch Roger Clemens' next minor-league start on Sept. 7 fueling speculation that a return to the major leagues is possible, reports CBSSports.com.
The strong speculation in baseball has been that if all goes reasonably well that night, Clemens will then pitch for the Astros five days later, on Sept. 12 against the Chicago Cubs.
Clemens would be on the Hall of Fame ballot in December but that would be put on hold another five years if he returns to the Astros. He pitched 3.1 scoreless innings for the independent-league Sugar Land Skeeters on Aug. 25.