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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Clemens to Pitch in 2006!!!

Well, in the World Baseball Classic, at least. MLB reports that the Rocket was included on Team USA's final 30-man roster, which was released today. Also making the final cut were Astros Brad Lidge and Dan Wheeler and Texas-Ex Huston Street. Here's the roster:

C: Jason Varitek, Brian Schneider, Michael Barrett
1B: Derrek Lee, Mark Teixeira
2B: Chase Utley
SS: Derek Jeter, Michael Young
3B: Alex Rodriguez, Chipper Jones
OF: Johnny Damon, Jeff Francoeur, Ken Griffey Jr., Matt Holliday, Vernon Wells and Randy Winn
SP: Roger Clemens, C.C. Sabathia, Jake Peavy, Dontrelle Willis
RP: Chad Cordero, Brian Fuentes, Todd Jones, Brad Lidge, Joe Nathan, Scot Shields, Huston Street, Mike Timlin, Billy Wagner, Dan Wheeler

From the structure of the roster, it certainly appears that Buck Martinez anticipates getting 4-5 innings out of his starters and then going one inning apiece with a slew of different closers. One other note - I'd expect Michael Young to get the start at 2B over Chase Utley and a starting outfield of Damon in LF, Griffey in CF and Wells in RF.


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