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Roger Clemens 'delighted' as his son, Cody Clemens, prepares for his MLS debut with the Detroit Tigers

Roger Clemens ‘delighted’ as his son, Cody Clemens, prepares for his MLS debut with the Detroit Tigers

Detroit – Roger Clemens He had some big baseball moments in Detroit. Not many of them had quite as much as Tuesday’s second double-header game between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins.

Clemens traveled to the city from Texas to see his son Cody make his league debut with the Tigers after being called up by Detroit on Monday.

Third round pick in the 2018 Amateur Draft, Cody Clemens He was hitting .283 in Toledo with eight other players and 31 RBI players in 45 games. Recruited as second captain, he played first, second, third and on left field this season.

“I’m really happy for him; he worked really hard to get here, and it finally happened for him,” said Clemens, 59. “We got everyone in scramble mode yesterday to get up here.”

Clemens went 11-8 on the 26th start of his career against the Tigers in Detroit, but he has some special memories.

“It’s like a second home to me,” he said, “because an aunt used to live here, and I was always staying in her basement when we were here rather than the team hotel.” “And I got my 300th place [win] Here, and of course, on the road [at Tiger Stadium]I had 20 matches. “

Cody Clemens will wear the number 21, one of the numbers worn by his father, who was also the number 22 with the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.

Roger Clemens scored 18 minor league games before being suspended in the major leagues. Play Cody 325.

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“We had very different experiences, but we discussed the same thing we always talk about: If you’re going to be in the major tournaments, you might win as well,” Clemens said. “Find a way to do it.”

Roger Clemens knew how to do it. The seven-time Cy Young winner set a record 354-184 with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Astros and Yankees. The 11-time All-Star was a member of two World Championships. Powerful launcher, hit 4672.

Cody Clemens doesn’t have to worry about any comparisons to hitting his dad. The older Clemens insists that he was a really good rabbit, but his son does not hesitate to tell him he knows nothing of spanking and politely tells him to be quiet.

“The cool thing is that when he got the news, he got text messages from several of my key teammates in the league, so I was able to step back as a parent and let them pass on some wisdom,” said Roger Clemens. “Derek Jeter give him advice, and Jeff Bagwell He gives him advice.