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Clemens 'doing fine,' looks forward to court

In his first public comments in the media since being indicted on federal charges that he lied to Congress in 2008 about being injected with human growth hormone and steroids, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens told radio station WEEI in Boston that he is looking forward to having his say in court.

Clemens, who said he was “doing fine,” spoke with the station Friday during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon.

“I’m not going to get into details,” Clemens said. “All I’m going to say is that I learned a lot through what happened, and what did not happen. We’re going to deal with it. I don’t know what else to say. We’re going to deal with it and have our day.”

SHORT HOPS

Marlins catcher Ronny Paulino was suspended 50 games after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. … Outfielder Jason Bay’s disappointing season with the Mets may already be over because of the concussion he sustained a month ago. … After seven mostly happy years with the Cubs, first baseman Derrek Lee made his Braves debut at Wrigley Field against the very team that dealt him away two days earlier. Lee received a standing ovation in the first inning. … Pirates president Frank Coonelly said he expects the team’s payroll to increase next season, but not to the point where the last-place team can afford to sign a premium free agent.

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