Roger Clemens is back. Yeah.
Back in Houston. The Astros are going to pay Clemens $22,000,022 to pitch for, oh, four months.
Yeah, a $5.5M per month contract.
If he starts every 5th day....he will be making $916,667 per start. Yikes!
Well, not quite. The contract will be prorated and the figure you see above is more symbolic than anything. The "22" at the front and end of that number was just a shout out to his uniform number, 22. The contract will be prorated....and it figures that he won't be in an Astros uniform until June.
The Rocket is agreeing first to a minor league contract that pays $322,000 and his first start is likely to be June 6 at Lexington, the Class A team where his son, Koby, plays. If all goes well, his second minor-league start would be June 11 at Double-A Corpus Christi, Texas, followed by a start June 16 at Triple-A Round Rock, Texas.
If he does get up to Houston by the end of June, his major league contract will probably be worth around $13M.