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Tracy McGrady signs with Sugar Land Skeeters

Apr 23, 2014, 7:04 PM EST

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish has the story:

The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League have decided to sign former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady and guarantee him a spot on the Opening Day roster, according to industry sources. 

McGrady landed a non-roster invite to Skeeters camp in February after officially ending his 15-year professional basketball career last August. The 34-year-old stands 6-foot-8 and has been working with Roger Clemens to develop a suitable pitching arsenal.

McGrady, who played high school baseball, was reportedly hitting 85-86 mph with his fastball this spring.

This is probably more of a promotional stunt than anything, but it’s a pretty cool story nonetheless.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 23, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    The way pitchers are getting injured, if he pitches well, he might be on a big league roster by September.

  2. braddavery - Apr 23, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Good luck, Tracy!

  3. djandujar - Apr 23, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    What the hell is a skeeter?

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 23, 2014 at 7:52 PM

      A mosquito.

  4. bensdad00 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    I’ve got tickets for that game – in Camden, NJ – bought long before this announcemet

  5. ggallin4evr - Apr 24, 2014 at 5:33 AM

    💩🔥

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