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Yankees used new rule to replace Clemens on ALDS roster

Updated: October 9, 2007, 3:42 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens was removed from the New York Yankees' playoff roster before they were eliminated by Cleveland on Monday night.

The Yankees used a new rule to replace Clemens with left-handed reliever Ron Villone, who recorded one out in New York's 6-4 loss to the Indians in Game 4 of the division series.

The move would have shelved Clemens at least until the World Series but it was a moot point when the Indians ended the Yankees' season.

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