Roger Clemens still hasn’t gotten the call for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he is sure to be honored by the news that his son, Kody Clemens, is heading to the big leagues.

The Detroit Tigers announced Monday morning they were calling up Kody Clemens, youngest son of the seven-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, to their roster.

Playing for the Toledo Mud Hens, the 26-year-old has been hitting .283 with nine home runs. Clemens was the 79th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and has been working his way up through Detroit’s farm system ever since.

Kody isn’t the only Clemens progeny involved in baseball. Brother Koby is a minor league coach for the Houston Astros while Kacy plays for Independent League Staten Island and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017.

Kody had been added to the Tigers roster during 2021 spring training but didn’t play in any games. He’ll have the chance on Monday as the Tigers play the Minnesota Twins.

According to ESPN, Clemens got the call that he was heading up while on a bus to Columbus for a Triple-A game. He got off the bus and immediately made his way to Detroit to, hopefully, make his MLB debut.

[Detroit Tigers, ESPN]

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