The official team report on his injury is that Roger Clemens has “inflammation of the right elbow.”
That’s team-speak for “we don’t want to tell you what’s exactly wrong.” But both Joe Torre and Brian Cashman believe that Clemens will pitch again this season, perhaps within in the next 10 days.
“This was the best news we could have received,” Cashman said.
Clemens will be in Houston tomorrow for a second opinion and an injection. How he responds to the injection will determine the next step.
The rotation for the KC series is:
Friday: Ian Kennedy
Saturday: Andy Pettitte
Sunday: Probably Mike Mussina
Audio from Clemens and Torre to come.