"He's got a big arm," said Luhnow, who got to see Clemens pitch for the first time Tuesday. "We're going to develop him as a starter. My philosophy for the better arms is until they prove to us they don't have three pitches and don't have command to start, we're going to start them, and it looks like [Clemens] has got everything he needs."
Luhnow said Aneury Rodriguez, a Rule 5 pick last year from the Rays, will also continue to be developed as a starter. He was a starter throughout his Minor League career, but last year made only eight starts in 43 appearances in his rookie season.
"I think he'll be a good starting pitcher in the big leagues at some point," he said.