Clemens' hamstring injury could make an opening for our favorite lefty from Upper Saddle River. Yes, Ron Villone could be activated for the Division Series - thanks to a new rule about injured players during a playoff round.
"Brian (Cashman) and I were in the office and we're discussing that,'' Joe Torre said immediately after the Yankees' Game 3 win. He didn't mention any replacement candidates. But if Clemens were replaced for the balance of this Series, he would not be eligible to be reinstated for the ALCS.
"(The Rocket) wouldn't be eligible again until the World Series,'' Torre said. "So, it's something we're discussing and I can't give you.'' Clemens wasn't sure what his status would be. He limped off. Tune in tomorrow...the Yankees live another day.