Koby Clemens to return to Sugar Land Skeeters for 2013 season

Koby Clemens to return to Sugar Land Skeeters for 2013 season

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Catcher Koby Clemens, right, watches his dad, Roger Clemens, left, throw batting practice during a workout at the Houston Astros minor league spring training facility Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 / File photo

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 3:42 PM

SUGAR LAND, Texas – The Sugar Land Skeeters confirmed Tuesday they signed minor league catcher Koby Clemens for the 2013 season.

Clemens first joined the Skeeters in September 2012 after he was released from the Toronto Blue Jays.

He caught one game for the Skeeters and made history when he caught his father, Roger Clemens.

“Koby showed me a lot last year. He’s played different positions, he’s always been a good hitter and you know his pedigree and his bloodline are solid,” said Manager Gary Gaetti.  “When he came to catch last year, he looked really good behind the plate. For me, he looked good enough to take a chance on and to be our guy to catch.”

Originally selected by the Houston Astros in the eighth round of the June 2005 Draft, Clemens reached the Triple A level with the Astros before joining the Blue Jays organization in February 2012.

“He certainly is a quality individual and I know the work ethic is there. I know his desire and professionalism are there. I’m counting on him to be our everyday catcher and I’m excited to have him,” said Gaetti.

Opening Day for the Sugar Land Skeeters is scheduled for Thursday, April 18 at Constellation Field against the 2012 Atlantic League Champion Long Island Ducks

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