Koby Clemens won't be catching for dad

Hondo S. Carpenter

Koby Clemens won't be catching for dad

ESPN.com news services

Koby Clemens will be playing with his famous father on Tuesday night. But he won't be behind the plate. 

 

Contrary to earlier published reports, Koby Clemens said, he'll be playing third when his dad, Roger Clemens, takes the mound for the Class A Lexington Legends, the Houston Chronicle reported. 

 

Roger Clemens' start on Tuesday is his first rehab assignment to prepare him for a return to the Houston Astros later this month. Clemens signed a one-year, $22 million contract with the Astros on June 1. 

 

"To get everybody right, I'm not catching him," the younger Clemens, who was drafted by the Astros last year, told the Chronicle. "I'll be playing third base. Everybody's been calling my phone saying 'You're catching now?' I say 'I have no idea what you're talking about.'" 

 

The confusion may have started when the younger Clemens caught his father's bullpen session on Thursday, which he has done before. 

 

"He only does that because I asked him to get back there [Thursday], and he did a few times at home to get me loose," Roger Clemens said. "He likes third base and he likes hitting. I think he likes the outfield, too, but that remains to be seen."

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