(6/25/2007) Brandon Claussen pitched five shutout innings in low Class A on Sunday. He is recovering from shoulder surgery on a minor league contract with the Nationals.
Claussen will start year on DL
(3/8/2007) First baseman Nick Johnson (leg) and left-handers Mike O'Connor (elbow) and Brandon Claussen (shoulder) are expected to begin the season on the DL.
Nats give Claussen minor deal
(1/12/2007) Right-hander Jerome Williams and left-hander Brandon Claussen agreed to terms Friday with the Nationals, who are desperate for pitching depth. Claussen agreed to a minor league deal and will be in the Nationals' big league camp while he works his way back from August shoulder surgery, including repair of a rotator cuff tear. He's 16-27 with a 5.04 ERA in 58 starts in the majors with the Reds and Yankees.
Reds designate injured Claussen
(12/13/2006) The Reds designated left-handed starter Brandon Claussen for assignment. Claussen had surgery for a torn rotator cuff on Aug. 14 after going 3-8 with a 6.19 ERA. The Reds got Claussen from the Yankees in the trade for third baseman Aaron Boone during the 2003 season.
Claussen has shoulder 'scoped
(8/14/2006) Reds medical director Timothy Kremchek performed arthroscopic surgery on left-hander Brandon Claussen's left shoulder. He went on the disabled list June 17 after going 3-8 with a 6.19 ERA for the Reds.
Claussen moved to 60-day DL
(8/9/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen was transfered to the 60-day DL. Claussen will have surgery Monday to clean out his pitching shoulder.
Claussen will have surgery
(8/9/2006) Brandon Claussen will have surgery Monday to clean out his pitching shoulder. He's expected back for spring training.
Claussen now out for season
(8/7/2006) Brandon Claussen (shoulder) returned from a rehab assignment but was not placed on the active roster Monday. That's because he has decided to have his troublesome shoulder scoped, according to MLB.com.
Claussen not activated after rehab
(8/7/2006) The Reds placed Gary Majewski (inflammation in his right shoulder) and Jason Standridge (back spasms) on the disabled list Monday, while Matt Belisle was sent to Triple-A Louisville on a rehab assignment. Also, Kent Mercker (elbow) was reinstated from the DL, and Brandon Claussen (shoulder) returned from a rehab assignment but was not placed on the active roster.
Claussen struggling in rehab
(8/6/2006) Brandon Claussen (shoulder) had another stinker outing Saturday, so it's probable Kyle Lohse will be the full-time No. 5 after his solid outing Sunday.
Claussen to start in minors
(8/3/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen had hoped to start Saturday, and he will -- for Triple-A Louisville at Toledo in a rehab appearance. The Reds are going to start Kyle Lohse Saturday against the Braves.
Claussen's return decided Thurs.
(8/2/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen's chances of being activated in time to start Saturday might have been hurt by his rehab start Monday with Triple-A Louisville. Claussen, disabled since June 17 with rotator cuff tendinitis, allowed seven hits and six runs in 5 2/3 innings. RHP Kyle Lohse, a trade deadline acquisition, is a possible replacement. "We'll know by Thursday for sure," manager Jerry Narron said.
Claussen hit hard in rehab start
(8/1/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen was hit hard Monday in his second rehab start for Triple-A Louisville. He allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. Claussen, who has been out with shoulder tendinitis, could be activated off the disabled list to start Saturday against the Braves.
Claussen to rehab Mon., return Sat.?
(7/30/2006) Justin Germano's spot start was rough Saturday and he was demoted to Triple-A, so it's likely the Reds' No. 5 starter will be lefty Brandon Claussen (left shoulder/back). Claussen will make a 100-pitch Triple-A rehab start Monday and could return in time for a Saturday start.
Claussen might return next week
(7/26/2006) The Reds activated C David Ross from the 15-day DL and designated RHP Joe Mays for assignment. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minor leagues. A replacement starter for his rotation spot will be named later and could be a trade acquisition or a Triple-A starter that might be auditioned for some trade-deadline value.
Claussen needs 1 more rehab start
(7/24/2006) Joe Mays will take another turn as the No. 5 starter this week as Brandon Claussen (shoulder, back) and Paul Wilson (shoulder) will each need at least one more rehab start. Claussen could return next week, while Wilson was beat up in his past Triple-A outing and looks to be further away.
Claussen has setback in rehab
(7/19/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen had another setback in his rehab from a sore shoulder. He started last Friday at Triple-A Louisville, but threw only about a dozen pitches before a downpour washed out the game. Claussen was scheduled to start again Monday night, but was scratched because of a sore back. He pulled muscles in the left side of his back when he reached for an equipment bag Sunday, and the back stiffened overnight. "I definitely still feel it," he said Tuesday. Joe Mays will likely serve as the No. 5 starter for the Reds on Saturday.
Claussen will make rehab start
(7/13/2006) Brandon Claussen, on the DL with a sore shoulder, is scheduled to pitch for Louisville on Friday night as part of his rehab assignment.
Claussen might return in late July
(7/8/2006) Manager Jerry Narron said his planned rotation following the All-Star break in a series against Colorado will be RHP Aaron Harang (Thursday), LHP Eric Milton (Friday), RHP Bronson Arroyo (Saturday) and RHP Elizardo Ramirez (Sunday), who will be recalled from Class A Dayton for the start.
Claussen to start Class A rehab
(7/6/2006) Reds LHP Brandon Claussen (shoulder tendinitis) is expected to start a rehab assignment Monday at Class A Dayton. He is then scheduled for two appearances with Triple-A Louisville.
Claussen throws without issue
(7/2/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen, on the DL with shoulder tendinitis, threw 70 pitches in the bullpen Saturday without problem. His shoulder felt stronger. "I can tell there's a difference," he said.
Claussen feels good after session
(6/30/2006) Left-hander Brandon Claussen, on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, felt good Thursday after his mound session Wednesday according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It feels great," he said. "It feels a lot better."
Claussen to face hitters Sat.
(6/29/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen, on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis, threw off the mound for the first time Wednesday, making 40 pitches. He is expected to face hitters Saturday but probably won't come off the DL when he is eligible Sunday.
Claussen on DL with shoulder
(6/17/2006) Left-hander Brandon Claussen was on the line. It was a few hours after one of the worst outings of his career, one that raised questions about whether he would stay in the rotation. As they talked late Friday after a 12-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox, Claussen told Hume something that he hadn't told anyone else on the Reds' coaching staff. He said his shoulder hurt. With that, any thought of dropping Claussen from the rotation was put on hold. Dr. Timothy Kremchek examined Claussen on Saturday and diagnosed shoulder tendinitis, prompting the Reds to put him on the 15-day disabled list. "By no means do I think it's anything serious," Claussen said Saturday before the exam. Claussen hasn't won since May 19, going 0-4 in five starts while jeopardizing his spot in the rotation. He gave up eight hits and nine runs in two-plus innings Friday night, getting hit hard by a lineup that waited for him to make a mistake. Claussen (3-8) said the shoulder has bothered him for some time, prompting him to change his delivery to compensate. He lowered his arm when he threw to take some of the stress off the shoulder, but that started bothering his elbow. In his last two starts, he went back to his normal delivery and felt the tenderness return. He said he had trouble throwing two good pitches in a row. "I'd throw one pitch and feel good, have life on the ball," he said. "Then I'd try to go back and throw the same pitch and it would be 3 mph off."
Claussen lands on 15-day DL
(6/17/2006) Brandon Claussen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a sore shoulder. Dr. Timothy Kremchek examined Claussen on Saturday and diagnosed shoulder tendinitis, prompting the Reds to make the move. Reliever Joe Mays is expected to make Claussen's scheduled start next Wednesday against the Mets in New York. The Reds didn't immediately replace Claussen on the active roster.
(6/16/2006) Brandon Claussen gave up a career-high nine runs for the second time this season on Friday against the White Sox, leaving him winless since May 19. He allowed eight hits and walked two in two innings.
Claussen's job in jeopardy
(6/12/2006) Left-hander Brandon Claussen has seven losses, by far the most on the Reds staff, and he began a game over the weekend in a precarious position. His spot in the rotation was in jeopardy and remains in jeopardy despite a quality start against the Cubs during which he gave up three runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings. He loaded the bases with two outs and was replaced by Esteban Yan, whose second pitch was dispatched over the left field fence by Michael Barrett, a grand slam. So Claussen was the loser when in Cincinnati's 4-2 defeat, dropping his record to 3-7.
Bullpen costs Brandon Claussen
(6/11/2006) Brandon Claussen gave up five hits and threw 114 pitches on Saturday against the Cubs before leaving a scoreless game in the seventh and watching from the dugout as the Reds bullpen allowed three of his runners to score. In seven career starts against the Cubs, Claussen is 1-6 with a 6.75 ERA. "I felt like I kept us in the game," Claussen said. "Unfortunately, you've got to catch the breaks sometimes. I didn't catch a break tonight."
Claussen gets no-decision
(6/6/2006) Reds starter Brandon Claussen allowed four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and three walks on Monday in a no-decision at St. Louis.
Claussen takes loss, allows four ER
(5/31/2006) Reds SP Brandon Claussen pitched five innings Tuesday at the Cubs, giving up six hits, five runs (four earned) with two walks and two strikeouts. He's now 3-6 and has a 5.40 ERA and has lost in four of his last six starts.
Claussen to face the Cubs
(5/30/2006) Reds LHP Brandon Claussen, a winner once in his last five starts, faces the Cubs on Tuesday in Wrigley Field. He is 1-4 with a 7.40 in five career starts against the Cubs and lost to them earlier this season at home when he gave up three runs and five hits in five innings of a 4-1 defeat.
Brandon Claussen falls to Brewers
(5/25/2006) Brandon Claussen fell to 1-6 in his career against Milwaukee on Wednesday. He lasted six innings while falling to 1-3 over his last five starts. He allowed seven hits and five runs with two walks and four strikeouts. "He's a guy who can be tough on us, too," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "There've been a couple of times where he's been tough and didn't get the win."
B. Claussen earns win No. 3
(5/19/2006) Brandon Claussen (3-4) ended a four-start winless streak, giving up four runs on 11 hits in seven innings Friday at Detroit.
Claussen to see Tigers Friday
(5/17/2006) Reds manager Jerry Narron is juggling the rotation with Eric Milton coming back from the disabled list. Lefty Brandon Claussen will face the Tigers on Friday. "We're going back to our original rotation," Narron said.
Claussen goes career-high eight
(5/14/2006) Brandon Claussen went eight innings, matching his career high, on Sunday vs. Philadelphia. He allowed one run on four hits with seven Ks in a no-decision.
Claussen cannot swat the Nats
(5/9/2006) Brandon Claussen allowed four earned runs and 11 hits in just 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday against Washington to fall to 2-4. He did not walk a batter and struck out four while his ERA rose to 5.79.
Claussen opens series vs. WAS
(5/9/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen (2-3, 5.63) opens a six-game homestand Tuesday, starting against the Nationals. He is scheduled to win if he follows his early-season pattern of lose, win, lose, win, lose over his last five starts.
Brandon Claussen allows three runs
(5/4/2006) Brandon Claussen (2-3) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday at Colorado. He struck out five and walked two. "It's too bad because Brandon pitched a pretty good game," Narron said. "If he doesn't have the one inning, the fifth, we'd probably have been still playing."
Rocky Mountain low for Claussen
(5/3/2006) LHP Brandon Claussen, 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA for his career against the Rockies, starts Wednesday in Denver. All four of his starts against the Rockies have been in Coors Field
Claussen bounces back well
(4/29/2006) Left-hander Brandon Claussen (2-2) gave up a career-high nine runs -- including four homers in one inning -- in an 11-0 loss in Milwaukee on Saturday, but he bounced back to outpitch Roy Oswalt in a 5-4 win vs. Houston. This time, Claussen gave up just two runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Claussen 0-3 lifetime vs. HOU
(4/28/2006) Left-hander Brandon Claussen faces perhaps his stiffest assignment of his career Friday when he faces the Astros, and not just because he lugs a 1-2 record with a 6.75 ERA into the game and is coming off one of the worst performances of his career. In his last start, Claussen gave up four home runs in one inning to the Brewers in an 11-0 loss in Miller Park. Claussen has made three starts against the Astros in his career and lost all three when his team was shut out.
Claussen serves up big inning
(4/22/2006) Brandon Claussen (1-2) gave up nine runs and eight hits in three-plus innings Saturday at Milwaukee. He failed to get an out in the fourth while giving up the first four of five Brewers home runs in the inning. Claussen tied a big league record for most home runs allowed in one inning by a pitcher. He is the fourth Reds pitcher to do so, joining Mario Soto, Jeff Austin and Jose Acevedo. "It happened fast," Claussen said.
Claussen goes seven shutout innings
(4/17/2006) Brandon Claussen pitched seven shutout innings Monday night, leading the Reds to a 9-1 victory over the Florida Marlins. Claussen (1-1) has dominated the Marlins in two career appearances. Last season, he allowed only three hits in 5 1/3 shutout innings of a 2-1 victory in Miami. The left-hander was even better on Monday, giving up five hits and striking out seven in seven innings.
D puts Claussen in a pickle
(4/12/2006) Brandon Claussen allowed four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and two walks in five innings on Wednesday at Chicago Cubs. He was matched up against Greg Maddux, who had great stuff. Claussen was not helped out by his defense, however, as the Reds committed five errors in the first three innings to put Claussen at a disadvantage.
Claussen gets a no-decision
(4/7/2006) Brandon Claussen allowed three earned runs and five hits in five innings on Thursday against the Pirates. On a positive note, he did not walk a batter and struck out five in the no-decision.
Claussen allows three runs
(3/31/2006) Brandon Claussen allowed three runs and four hits in six innings Thursday, pitching against Cleveland's projected opening-day batting order. "I pitched to everyone like the regular season," Claussen said. "At this point in spring training, you're not working on anything. You're just getting ready to go and I'm ready, man. My trunk is packed."
Claussen solid in Tuesday's start
(3/22/2006) Cincinnati starter Brandon Claussen allowed one run and four hits in five innings. He struck out five. The only run Claussen gave up was a homer by Ronnie Belliard.
Claussen gives up two runs
(3/16/2006) Brandon Claussen gave up two runs in four innings, and Adam Dunn hit his second home run of the spring as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 Thursday. Claussen gave up a solo home run to Ryan Doumit in the second inning. It was Doumit's third homer of the spring.
Claussen allows first spring runs
(3/11/2006) Left-hander Brandon Claussen allowed his first runs of the spring on Saturday vs. Toronto. He pitched four innings, allowing three runs -- two earned -- and five hits. "Clauss threw the ball real well," Cincinnati manager Jerry Narron said. "He got the ball up to Hinske and got a little tired, but we'll try to stretch him out over his next few starts."
Claussen moves to forefront
(3/7/2006) Left-hander Brandon Claussen threw three scoreless innings, holding the Phillies to two hits and a walk, throwing 43 pitches on the mound, then 15 more in the bullpen. "We're preparing to go more than seven innings this year, boys," he said. Claussen started slowly last season but finished 10-11 in 29 starts with a 4.21 ERA. The Reds expect more progress this season, when he could move closer to the front end of the rotation. "He used all of his pitches and changed speeds," Reds manager Jerry Narron said. "Last spring he struggled, and there were a lot of questions about him. Last year he showed he could be a good big league pitcher, and all we're looking for is improvement."
(3/1/2006) Brandon Claussen has gone from fighting for his rotation life last spring to probably lining up as the team's No. 2 starter. "As you go out there and have a little bit of success, that's what breeds confidence," he told the Cincinnati Post. "I just really try not to do too much, I try and keep the game nice and easy. As I went on last year I got more and more confident. I was feeding off the guys that were playing behind me, I could feel that they were confident in me. The coaching staff definitely was."
Reds, Claussen agree to terms
(2/27/2006) The Reds agreed to contract terms with LHP Brandon Claussen, RHP Justin Germano, RHP Jason Standridge and 1B Joey Votto.
Claussen caught in Round 16
(2/13/2006) In CBS SportsLine.com's NL-only experts 5x5 Rotisserie draft, Reds SP Brandon Claussen was selected in the 16th round (189th overall).
Claussen beat up by Brewers
(9/28/2005) Brandon Claussen (10-10) fell to 0-3 in five starts against Milwaukee this season. He allowed four earned runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings with five strikeouts and five walks as the Reds lost for the eighth time in 11 games. He was 6-1 in his past 11 starts with 2.64 ERA, but never seemed to settle down after the Brewers went ahead in the first. "They are out for blood right now," Claussen said of the Brewers. "They are playing as good as anybody in the big leagues. They are swinging the bats. They are playing good defense. They just beat us."
Claussen dominates Pirates
(9/16/2005) Brandon Claussen (10-9) allowed one run in seven innings at Pittsburgh Friday. He allowed six hits, struck out six and walked two, allowing only one runner to reach third base.
Bad defense dooms Claussen
(7/3/2005) Brandon Claussen allowed four unearned runs, five hits and a walk in Sunday's series finale against Roger Clemens and the Astros to take his sixth loss of the season.
Claussen showing top promise
(5/30/2005) Brandon Claussen (2-3) went a career-high 7 2/3 innings Sunday to earn his first victory in five starts. "It's nice to come out and pound a team early," Claussen said. "It takes a load off. You can just throw the ball and let them hit it." The left-hander allowed seven hits and two runs and was aided by run support. "He had outstanding command of all of his pitches," said manager Dave Miley, who heard boos when he went to the mound to remove Claussen. Those quickly changed to a standing ovation for the starter. "That was well-deserved," Miley said. "He did a tremendous job."
Claussen back on the bump
(5/24/2005) Brandon Claussen (ankle) was able to make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Nationals.
Claussen to take hill Tuesday
(5/24/2005) The Cincinnati Inquirer reports Brandon Claussen will start Tuesday against the Nationals.
Claussen to work as a reliever
(5/19/2005) The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Brandon Claussen (ankle) will work out of the bullpen for the immediate future while he continues to heal. Claussen threw a bullpen session Wednesday and he believes his ankle is sound. "It was good," he said. "I'm ready to do whatever I need to do."
Claussen ready for Friday
(5/18/2005) The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Brandon Claussen (ankle) tossed for eight minutes on the side and said he is ready to start on Friday.
Claussen has bullpen session
(5/17/2005) The Cincinnati Inquirer reports Claussen threw an eight-minute bullpen session Monday and reported the ankle fine. "It feels good," Claussen said. "I'm ready to go."
Claussen to miss a start
(5/13/2005) Brandon Claussen has been scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday because of his sprained ankle.
Claussen feeling much better
(5/12/2005) Brandon Claussen told the Cincinnati Enquirer that his ankle is feeling much better, but his status for Sunday's game at Philadelphia is still up in the air.
Claussen in question
(5/12/2005) The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Brandon Claussen's ankle injury is improving, but the team called up Elizardo Ramirez for bullpen depth and as a possible replacement for Claussen Sunday at Philadelphia.
Claussen leaves Tuesday's game
(5/10/2005) Brandon Claussen was struck in the back of his shoulder by a batted ball in the top of the fourth inning and forced to leave the game. He also suffered a twisted left ankle when he fell awkwardly on the play.
Claussen earns his first win
(4/25/2005) Brandon Claussen pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings on Sunday at Florida to pick up his first win of the season. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out three batters.
Reds' Claussen finally to appear
(4/18/2005) LHP Brandon Claussen, scheduled to start Tuesday, is the only active player in the majors who was on the opening-day roster but hasn't appeared in a game.
Claussen to make April 19 start
(4/13/2005) LHP Brandon Claussen, not scheduled to make his first start of the season until April 19, threw a 70-pitch simulated game Tuesday. Because of days off, the Reds are going with a four-man rotation for now. "That's the most pitches I've thrown all spring," Claussen said. "It's a little different, but you've got to do what you've got to do."
Reds considering Claussen in relief
(3/26/2005) Reds left-hander Brandon Claussen, pitching for the second time in three days, gave up three runs in the first inning Saturday. He walked two, hit a batter and gave up a two-run single to Jason Alfaro.
Claussen makes impression in outing
(3/13/2005) Brandon Claussen one of five candidates vying for two open jobs, finished with three scoreless innings, retiring 11 of his final 12 batters Saturday. "I was a little shaky the first inning," he said. "I slowed it down. Johnny Bench came up to me and told me what he saw. I felt it myself but it helps to hear it from somebody else. Sometimes you try to make a pitch a little too nasty and it ends up flattening out."
Cubs shell Claussen
(9/27/2004) Brandon Claussen allowed seven hits and seven runs in 3 2/3 innings Monday against the Cubs. He fell to 2-7 with the loss.
Claussen on a pitch count
(9/16/2004) The Cincinnati Enquirer notes that Brandon Claussen went only five innings against Philadelphia Wednesday because he was on a pitch count. He threw only 86 pitches. "We're not going to take a risk with him," said manager Dave Miley.
Claussen pounded Wednesday
(8/11/2004) Brandon Claussen allowed seven runs in only three innings on Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Claussen to start Tuesday
(7/18/2004) The Reds will recall Brandon Claussen from Triple-A Louisville in time to start Tuesday's game against Milwaukee. Jesus Sanchez was designated for assignment to make room in the rotation.
(6/15/2004) Reds left-hander Brandon Claussen, currently with Triple-A Louisville, tossed seven innings of no-hit baseball on Monday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He walked three batters and struck out eight while throwing 109 pitches in the outing. "I just wanted to stay in the strike zone," Claussen told the Scranton Times. "Last time I faced these guys, they really stuck it to me, so I really concentrated on locating my fastball, and I had my changeup working. I wanted to make them earn the win."
Claussen might get the call
(6/1/2004) The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Brandon Claussen might be called up to the majors if Paul Wilson cannot make his next scheduled start. Wilson is scheduled to go Saturday against Montreal, but has been recently plagued by a strained right groin.
Claussen strikes out 11 in minors
(4/13/2004) Brandon Claussen struck out 11 batters in six innings in his debut for Triple-A Louisville last Friday. He allowed only an unearned run in the game against Richmond.
Claussen sent down Sunday
(3/28/2004) Brandon Claussen was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.
Claussen shut down for season
(8/18/2003) Cincinnati will shut down Brandon Claussen (elbow) for the remainder of the season.
Claussen might start Saturday
(8/4/2003) Brandon Claussen might be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start in the fifth spot of the Reds' rotation at San Diego on Saturday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Claussen or Aaron Harang will make the start.
Claussen moves to Cincinnati
(7/31/2003) The Cincinnati Reds acquired Brandon Claussen from the New York Yankees in Thursday's Aaron Boone trade.
Claussen could move to Reds
(7/31/2003) The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Brandon Claussen might be traded to the Reds as the Yankees attempt to land Aaron Boone.
Claussen demoted to stay regular
(7/5/2003) The New York Daily News reports that Brandon Claussen was sent down to Triple-A Columbus on Friday so he could make a start. This way he would stay on a good pitching schedule rather than have 10 days in between his starts with the Yankees.
Claussen gets sent down
(7/4/2003) Brandon Claussen was demoted by the Yankees to Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Outfielder Curtis Pride took his spot on the roster.
Claussen to start on Saturday
(7/1/2003) Brandon Claussen will start Saturday's game against Boston, said Yankees manager Joe Torre.
Claussen to get another start
(7/1/2003) The New York Daily News reports that the Yankees will use a six-man rotation next week. Brandon Claussen will start July 8 in Cleveland.
Claussen stymies Mets Saturday
(6/30/2003) Brandon Claussen made his major league debut, allowing one earned run and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, to defeat the Mets.
Claussen to be called up
(6/24/2003) Brandon Claussen will be called up to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at N.Y. Mets.
(6/20/2002) Claussen, the Yankees' top left-handed pitching prospect, underwent testing on Wednesday after complaining of arm pain after his start two days earlier. While he is unlikely to make a major-league impact this season, he was expected to be a major factor in any midseason trades the Yankees explore, making it more likely that no big-name players will be headed to New York to take away playing time from someone else.