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Kody Clemens, Roger Clemens’ son, gets called up to the Detroit Tigers

Kody Clemens, youngest son of MLB legend Roger Clemens, has gotten called up to join the Detroit Tigers after Robbie Grossman was listed as injured.

Gidget Alikpala
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Kody Clemens, youngest son of MLB legend Roger Clemens, has gotten called up to join the Detroit Tigers after Robbie Grossman was listed as injured.

MLB legend Roger Clemens’ son Kody is about to join the big leagues.

The younger Clemens has been called up to join the Detroit Tigers for their game against Minnesota, replacing Robbie Grossman who is out with an injury.

Kody Clemens: Following in his father’s footsteps

His father expressed pride in his youngest son through a post on social media. Kody is the first among Rogers’ baseball-playing children to join MLB.

“Show time! Couldn’t be more proud of you son, you have earned it every step of the way. Congratulations Kod, you’re a Big Leaguer!” the seven-time Cy Young Award winner wrote.

Clemens was the Tigers’ third-round, 79th overall pick in 2018, and played this season with Detroit’s Triple-A squad in Toledo. He is listed as the No. 17 prospect in Detroit by MLB.com, which sees a potentially successful MLB career for him.

“(He) has a chance to carve out a Major League career as a left-handed hitting utility player if he can solidify his offensive approach,” according to MLB.com

Kody Clemens’ batting average

The 26-year-old has a batting record of .283/.316/.527 including nine doubles, six triples, and eight home runs in a total of 45 Triple-A games.

Although he is trying to carve a name for himself, he was assigned a number (21) that his father bore with Boston from 1984-96 and with Toronto for two seasons after that.

The University of Texas at Austin alum said that direct comparisons at least would be harder to make between him and with his 11-time All-Star father, as the elder Clemens was a pitcher and he is a hitter.

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