Roger Clemens’ son Kody makes unexpected MLB pitching debut against White Sox

A Clemens took the mound on Wednesday, and unfortunately for the Tigers it wasn’t Roger. Instead, it was Roger Clemens’ son, Kody, a rookie utilityman for Detroit, who made his unexpected Major League pitching debut. The White Sox were up 11-0 when Clemens entered in the top of the eighth inning of the Wednesday afternoon game. The 26-year-old rookie gave up four hits, a walk, and an earned run in an inning of work for the Tigers. Among them were a double by Jose Abreu, followed by a single from Yoan Moncada to score a run. Clemens did settle down, though, allowing another single and a walk but no more runs. Clemens was pulled for catcher Tucker Barnhart to open the ninth and moved to left field to finish out the 13-0 loss. A Houston native, Clemens normally plays second base, third base and outfield. He failed to live up to his father’s hard-throwing reputation, though, topping out at 49.7 MPH while throwing 10 strikes among his 16 pitches. Clemens has had a rough start to his major league career, hitting just .087 with an on-base percentage of .160 and slugging .087. Now he adds a 9.00 ERA.
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'Just happy for him': Roger Clemens shares thrill of son Kody's MLB debut with Tigers

Detroit — The city of Detroit, be it old Tiger Stadium or Comerica Park, or his aunt’s house in Harper Woods, has been host to a lot of fond memories for Roger Clemens. “Once I land in Detroit it almost feels like a second home,” said Clemens, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner and two-time World Series champion. “My aunt lived here and I stayed in her basement I can’t tell you how many nights instead of the team hotel.

Roger Clemens in Detroit for youngest son Kody’s MLB debut

DETROIT (WILX) - Former Cy Young winner Roger Clemens was on hand in Detroit Tuesday night to watch the Major League debut of his youngest son Kody. Kody played second base for the Tigers against the twins. Although he didn’t collect a hit, the 26-year-old was able to get a walk and make a couple of plays on the field.

Roger Clemens’ son Kody called up to majors by Detroit Tigers

The Yankees might get a close look at another generation of Clemens’ family baseball talent this week. Kody Clemens, the youngest son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, was called up to the majors by the Detroit Tigers on Monday. The younger Clemens is a 26-year-old left-handed hitter, who plays infield and outfield. A 2018 third-round pick out of Texas, his father’s alma mater, Kody was hitting .283 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs at Triple-A this season. He reportedly got off a bus that was taking his Toledo Mud Hens teammates to Columbus when he got the promotion. The Tigers visit Yankee Stadium for a three-game series beginning Friday. Kody’s father spent six seasons with the Yankees and went 83-42 with a 4.01 ERA, winning two World Series titles and one of his Cy Youngs. Kody’s older brother Koby also played professional baseball but never reached the majors. He is a coach in the Houston Astros organization, where his father finished his MLB career. Koby was behind the plate to catch his dad’s final career pitching performance when they were teammates in the independent Atlantic League with the Sugar Land Skeeters.

Tigers Add Roger Clemens’ Son, Kody

Utility man Kody Clemens was added to the Detroit Tigers’ roster on Monday before the matinee with the Minnesota Twins. Clemens, 26, plays several positions in the infield and outfield. He is the youngest son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens. The Detroit News reported Kody Clemens was...

Proud papa: Rocket looks on as son Kody debuts

DETROIT – Roger Clemens was running off a list of memorable games he has pitched in Detroit, from his 20-strikeout gem at Tiger Stadium in 1996 to an attempt at his 300th career win at Comerica Park in 2003. He was even the starting pitcher in the Yankees-Tigers game in 2007 that was delayed until 11 p.m. ET and lasted until 3:30 a.m.

Tigers recall Roger Clemens' son, Kody, from Triple-A

The Tigers recalled second baseman Kody Clemens from Triple-A Toledo and placed outfielder Robbie Grossman on the 10-day IL with a neck strain, the team announced Monday. It’ll be the first taste of the big leagues for Clemens, the 26-year-old youngest son of former MLB ace Roger Clemens. Though...