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Roger Clemens Becomes US Baseball's Highest Paid Pitcher

In Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros have signed All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens to a one-year, $18-million deal making him the highest paid pitcher in the game.

Clemens's deal tied outfielders Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds for the fourth-highest average salary in the major leagues.

The right hander, 42, helped the Astros reach the National League Championship Series in 2004. He won 18 games and lost four with an earned run average of 2.98 and 218 strikeouts.

Clemens also won the Cy Young award for pitching excellence for the seventh time in his career.

Some information for this provided by AP and AFP.