CHICAGO (AP) -New York reliever Kyle Farnsworth thinks no one on the Yankees, not even Roger Clemens, should be allowed to leave the team when they aren't pitching.
Farnsworth was on Chicago's 670 AM The Score on Thursday morning when he first criticized the so-called ``family plan'' clause in Clemens' one-year, $28 million contract that allows the right-hander to leave the team for personal matters when he's not pitching.
Farnsworth reiterated his beliefs in the clubhouse before the Yankees' 4-1 loss to the White Sox.
``As far as a teammate and a player, I think everybody should be here whether they're pitching or not,'' he said. ``You don't see guys who are hurt not sit on the bench. They're always there.''
Even so, Farnsworth doesn't think it's going to be a problem and didn't foresee any clubhouse tension over preferential treatment for one of the game's greatest pitchers.
``It's just an opinion of mine. I don't think it's a concern at all,'' he said. ``You guys asked my opinion about it and I gave it.''
The 44-year-old Clemens could join the Yankees rotation against the Blue Jays on May 28 or 29 or at Boston on June 2 or 3.
``Whether it's going to cause a problem, we'll see,'' Farnsworth said. ``I don't think it will. We're all professionals here and we know how to go about our jobs. As far as friction, he's going to be here to help this team win. That's the only thing that everybody is worried about.''

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Braves vs. Giants Prediction The under has been cashing when the Braves and Giants meet up, which will take place again tonight at 9:05PM ET.
Thumbnail Scorching lefties face off in BoSox-Royals tilt With mere weeks remaining in the regular season, familiar names like Chris Sale and Cole Hamels continue to dominate the Cy Young conversation in the...
Thumbnail Cubs' Hammel tries to recover against Dodgers Jason Hammel was almost ripped to shreds last weekend. Having escaped from Colorado’s house of hours, though, will the Cubs’ fourth starter bounce back...
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction Can the Rockies pull off the upset today in D.C. when they visit the Nationals at 1:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Rays vs. Astros Pick The Houston Astros look to stay hot when they play host the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:10PM ET.
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages