December 16, 2005

Clemens will decide among four teams

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Veteran all-star pitcher Roger Clemens
says he will decide among four teams if he seeks to extend his
22-season major-league career next year.

"It's Houston, Texas, New York and Boston," Clemens told a
banquet in Fort Worth, Texas. "I love all those places, they
have great players that I respect very much."

Clemens, 43, who lives in Texas, has pitched for the
Houston Astros for the past two seasons. He played 13 years
with the Boston Red Sox and won two World Series rings in five
seasons with the New York Yankees.

Last season Clemens posted a 13-8 record with an
outstanding 1.87 earned run average but struggled late in the
year as the Astros lost the World Series to the Chicago White
Sox. His 341 career victories are the most by any current

(Writing by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina)