May 21, 2012
Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Koby Clemens is 25 and in his eighth year in the minor leagues. But the son of Roger Clemens is still pursuing his goal of playing in the majors.
Clemens, an infielder/outfielder, is playing for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Clemens was originally drafted by Houston and stayed with the franchise until after the 2011 season, which he spent with Triple A Oklahoma City.
"I had a down year," Clemens said of his 2011 performance, "and I’ve just got to work hard and get back up on it."
Clemens said his family has grown even closer through his father's struggles. Roger Clemens is currently on trial for perjury.
Clemens said joining the Fisher Cats marked his first time back to New England since his father left the Red Sox in 1996.
Clemens only plays every three or four days, but hasn't given up on his dream. "I’m lucky to be where I’m at right now," he said.