BOSTON — Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago to see another son play in a high school All-America game at Wrigley Field.

But at no point in his busy schedule, the seven-time Cy Young winner said, does he spend time worrying about whether he will gain election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

“If it happens, it happens. It’s not going to change me as a person,” Clemens said at Fenway on Thursday morning. “It’s not why I played the game. When I was out there and I was doing it, I did it to the best of my ability, and I worked my tail off.”

Clemens was inducted into the Red Sox hall during a lunchtime ceremony along with Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra and longtime broadcaster Joe Castiglione. They were also recognized on the field before Thursday night’s game against the Houston Astros.

But it is the celebration of the hard-throwing Texan that has attracted the most attention, bringing him back to the team that drafted him out of college. Clemens pitched 13 years in Boston, winning three Cy Young Awards and as many games for the Red Sox as Cy Young himself.

In 1996, though, he had a bitter split with the team and signed as a free agent with the Blue Jays – earning the Cy Young in both his seasons there – and he seemed to seal the divorce when he went to the reviled Yankees. His returns to Boston were great theater, with fans turning on their onetime hero in favor of newcomers – including Martinez.

Clemens amassed 354 wins, and his 4,672 strikeouts are third in baseball history. He won the 1986 AL MVP, and twice struck out a record 20 batters in a game.

But Clemens’ reputation suffered again when he was featured in the Mitchell Report on performance-enhancing drug use in baseball. Although he has been eligible for the past two Cooperstown elections, Clemens has received only about one-third of the votes, with three-fourths needed for election.

“I don’t know if it’s that important,” Clemens said. “It’s not something I sit up and worry about every day. I’ve been far too busy to worry about that. I know what I did in my career and how I did it, and I did it right.”

DRUG CASE: Yuri Sucart, a cousin of Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, pleaded not guilty to federal charges arising from the Biogenesis doping scandal.

Rodriguez has said Sucart provided him with steroids when Rodriguez played with the Rangers from 2000 to 2003.

RANGERS: Yu Darvish has mild right elbow inflammation that isn’t a long-term concern.

The Texas ace had an MRI exam Thursday after going on the disabled list Wednesday. He will miss at least two starts.

REDS: Starter Homer Bailey is headed to the disabled list with a strained right elbow.

The veteran underwent an MRI, which detected a flexor mass strain in his elbow.