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Updated at 4:44 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2007

Clemens scratched from Monday start for Yankees

Associated Press

BOSTON — Roger Clemens was scratched from Monday's start against the Chicago White Sox because of a fatigued right groin.

Clemens first experienced the pain during his last minor league outing, for Triple-A Scranton on Monday. Rather than risk additional injury, he decided to be cautious, the Yankees confirmed during today's game against the Boston Red Sox.

"Well, we're going to need a starter for Monday," manager Joe Torre said. "We didn't know until today that he wasn't going to make the start."

The 44-year-old, seven-time Cy Young winner came out of retirement to take a prorated share of a $28 million salary to help New York overcome a double-digit deficit in the AL East.