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Clement still ailing

Posted by Gordon Edes, Globe Staff  September 23, 2006 01:42 PM

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Terry Francona confirmed this morning that pitcher Matt Clement intends to go to Birmingham, Ala. to see orthopedist James Andrews for a second opinion on what is ailing his right shoulder.

Clement, who hasn't pitched for the Sox since June 14, threw just a half-dozen pitches in a bullpen side session Friday before cutting it short. He dressed quickly and left, so Francona said he did not have a chance to discuss at length Clement's condition.

The manager did raise the possibility that Clement might elect to have exploratory surgery to determine what's wrong with his shoulder. His condition has variously been described as biceps tendinitis and/or a shoulder strain.

Here are today's lineups:

Red Sox

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. Kevin Youkilis, LF
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Mike Lowell, 3B
5. Trot Nixon, RF
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Wily Mo Pena, CF
8. Eric Hinske, 1B
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS

--Devern Hansack, P

Blue Jays

1. Alex Rios, RF
2. Frank Catalonotto, LF
3. Vernon Wells, CF
4. Lyle Overbay, 1B
5. Troy Glaus, 3B
6. Greg Zaun, C
7. Aaron Hill, SS
8. Adam Lind, DH
9. Russ Adams, 2B

--A.J. Burnett, P

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