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Rocket has 1-year deal for $5 million

Updated: January 14, 2004, 5:18 PM ET
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HOUSTON -- Roger Clemens is pushing back his retirement, agreeing Monday to a $5 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros.

Clemens, the game's only six-time Cy Young Award winner, had said for more than a year that he planned to quit after pitching last season for the New York Yankees.

But he was persuaded to join the Astros, his hometown team, after close friend and former Yankees teammate Andy Pettitte signed with Houston last month.

"I took to heart what Wayne ...

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