Clemens' son joins Skeeters

Koby Clemens will catch for dad Roger Clemens

Author: Randy McIlvoy, Sports Director, Anchor, rmcilvoy@Kprc.com
Published On: Sep 05 2012 11:46:19 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2012 01:52:46 PM CDT
SUGAR LAND, Texas -

Koby Clemens is signing with the Sugar Land Skeeters and will debut Friday night when his father, Roger Clemens, makes his second appearance pitching for the team, sources confirmed with KPRC Local 2 Sports on Wednesday.

Koby will be the catcher as his father pitches.

"This is cool stuff. Having Koby, my oldest son, back there to catch a game will be great. Glad he's getting the opportunity to do so," Roger Clemens told KPRC Local 2. "We had the opportunity to work alongside each other a few years back, but never as a pitcher/catcher. Looking forward to this."

Local 2 has learned that Koby plans to remain with the Skeeters for the remainder of this season.

Friday's Skeeters game is a sell-out at Constellation Field.

"We will have many special guests there to watch. Thanks, again, Sugar Land," Roger Clemens said.

The Skeeters organization has not commented on the move.

Seven-time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens, 50, debuted for the Skeeters on Aug. 25, pitching three and a third scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. It was his first professional game in five years.