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Juan Acevedo? Why Juan Acevedo?

Originally Published: June 7, 2003
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Juan Acevedo?

Why Juan Acevedo?

"Because he's on the ballclub," Joe Torre answered. "He's pitched in big games before. I'm trying to get one out there."

When the New York Yankees' worst reliever wandered out of the bullpen to replace Roger Clemens with two outs, two on and the Yankees clinging to a 1-0 lead in the seventh, some wondered if Torre was trying to turn Clemens' pursuit of his 300th victory into a diamond version of "Cats."

Sure enough, Eric Karros ...

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