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Clemens makes 47 throws at minor league complex

TAMPA, Fla. -- Roger Clemens made 47 throws during a
seven-minute session in the outfield on Monday during his first
workout at the New York Yankees' minor league complex.

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Clemens is scheduled for a bullpen session Tuesday. Barring any
problems, he will make his first minor league start Friday night
for Class-A Tampa and could be pitching for the Yankees during the
last week of May or first few days of June.

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner spent 4½ hours at the
complex. He was on the field for 65 minutes doing running, agility
work and fielding drills.

Clemens did not speak at length with reporters, When departing
and reporters asked questions, all Clemens said about the workout
was that it was "good."

Clemens played catch with Phil Hughes, the promising rookie
right-hander on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.
Clemens also spent 30 minutes standing on a mound discussing
pitching mechanics with Hughes.

Dressed in jeans and a yellow shirt, Clemens got out of his
vehicle after the workout to sign autographs for about 15 people
waiting near the player's parking lot.

It has not been determined whether Clemens will make two or
three minor league starts before joining the Yankees' rotation.
Clemens, who agreed to a $28,000,022, one-year contract on May 6,
worked out last week in Lexington, Ky., where his son plays for a
Houston Astros minor league club.

When he rejoined the Astros last year, Clemens agreed to a
contract on May 31, made three minor league starts and returned to
the majors on June 22.

Notes
Yankees LHP Kei Igawa, sent to the minors on May 7 to
correct problems with his delivery, had a 19-pitch bullpen session
after working on his mechanics. ... Former major league RHP Pete
Walker, who is 38, has been working out at the Yankees' complex.