Yankees Rumors & News
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The Yankees are flying high after taking a second straight series from the rival Red Sox, this time in the unfriendly confines of Fenway Park. But that doesn’t mean Yankee detractors don’t have something to cling to this morning as Matt DeSalvo prepares to toe the rubber for the Bombers against the White Sox, stepping in for the injured Roger Clemens, who had been scheduled to make his season debut tonight.

Some observers raised their collective eyebrows last week when Clemens threw just 89 pitches in his final tune-up start at AAA-Scranton after throwing 102 in his prior start for AA-Trenton. In particular ESPN’s John Kruk didn’t feel that Clemens appeared to be pushing off the mound with much strength in his legs. The media in New York were far less concerned, proclaiming the Rocket ready for launch and clamoring for his debut to be pushed up to Saturday in Boston.

It mustn’t come as much of a surprise to Kruk that Clemens has been diagnosed with groin fatigue, and the Yankees don’t have any clear picture of when he’ll be able to take the mound. Clemens reportedly is eyeing Saturday against the Pirates at Yankee Stadium, but I’d advise fans to mark it down in pencil.

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