SEATTLE (AP) -Roger Clemens' first game in the minors in his return to the New York Yankees will likely come by next weekend.
Yankees manager Joe Torre said Friday that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner will make his first start for Class-A Tampa either next Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
Clemens, who agreed to a $28,000,022 contract for the remainder of the season earlier this week, is scheduled to arrive at the Yankees' training complex in Tampa on Monday and throw a bullpen session Tuesday. New York is expecting him to join its rotation around June 1, perhaps at Boston.
When he rejoined the Houston Astros last year, Clemens agreed to a contract on May 31, made three minor league starts and returned to the majors on June 22. The Yankees would like him to pitch in minor league home games, where they are in control of grooming the mounds.
Tampa is home against Fort Myers from May 17-19, Double-A Trenton is home against Portland from May 21-24, and Triple-A Scranton is home against Indianapolis and Toledo from May 24-31.

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