BALTIMORE (AP) -Roger Clemens flew home to Texas on Friday, choosing to rehabilitate his bothersome left hamstring there rather than at the New York Yankees' training facility in Tampa, Fla.
Clemens missed his scheduled start at Tampa Bay on Tuesday and remained behind to condition the leg when the team flew north. Although Clemens said he was healthy enough to pitch, the Yankees decided not to have him pitch this week.
Now he's at home preparing for the postseason.
``Wherever Roger goes, he's got workout facilities for what he needs to do,'' New York manager Joe Torre said Friday before the Yankees faced the Orioles.
Clemens made the decision to leave Friday without working out.
``He was going to stay away from, as he puts it, digging in there all the time,'' Torre said. ``It was something about getting out of Dodge. ... He's just going to do some conditioning and then Monday he's going to do a simulated game and then he'll hop on a plane and join us.''
Clemens is 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA in 18 games.
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