Roger Clemens on pitching in the bigs this year: “I don’t see it happening”

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Roger Clemens pitches for the Skeeters again in a couple of days. He had a press conference about it this afternoon and said this:

He said he’s “just having fun,” is not looking past his next indy league start and is not doing this to push his Hall of Fame clock back.

He also said that his real name was Anastasia Romanov, daughter to the Czar.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.