Sox's Clemens out till June

April 23, 1995|By Boston Globe

Boston Red Sox ace Roger Clemens received what was probably the best news possible yesterday when three tests on his right shoulder determined that he has a muscle strain that will sideline him about one month.

After undergoing tests at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, the right-hander will return to Fort Myers, Fla., today to begin his rehabilitation work. Also, he likely will be placed on the disabled list today and will miss his first Opening Day start since 1987.

Team physician Arthur Pappas said Clemens would not be able to throw from a mound for 10-14 days and could not pitch in a game for another 10-14 days after that.

Then Clemens would have to build up his arm and likely would work in minor-league games, which could take another week. That would leave the most optimistic return date around June 1.

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