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Mariano Rivera told reporters in Houston that his Yankee Stadium farewell was the final appearance of his glorious career.
Clemens, 50, hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2007, but he signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League on Monday. He is scheduled to make his debut on Saturday against the Bridgeport Bluefish.
Faced with another setback, the New York Mets are doing their best to focus on winning games. Sending ace Johan Santana to the mound should help.
The Mets will begin a four-game series Monday night when they face the Houston Astros for the first time in 2010, after dominating the season series last year.
Maybe the Mets will have better luck when they face two teams this week that they have not seen so far in 2010 as they visit the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates.