Rocket Looks Ready for Launch

Clemens throws six shutout frames in minor-league test-drive
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2007 4:34 AM CDT
Rocket Looks Ready for Launch
Roger Clemens pounds a fist with a teammate after pitching for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in Moosic, Pa., on Monday, May 28, 2007. Clemens pitched six shutout innings, throwing 89 pitches, 58 for strikes, as he tunes up for his return to the New York Yankees.(AP Photo/David Kidwell)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Seven-time Cy Young laureate Roger Clemens dominated a scoreless outing for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, as New York management prepares to announce whether the he'll make his next scheduled start in pinstripes. If he does, it'll be in Boston, against both the Yankees' arch-rival and Clemens' former squad.

This will be Clemens' 24th season in professional baseball; at 44 years old, he'll be paid a pro-rated $28 million for the year. Attendance at the Scranton-Toledo AAA game was an over-capacity 11,310, and fans arrived over two hours in advance. (Read more MLB stories.)

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