Clemens on field for son's honor

Updated: September 27, 2009, 1:55 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Roger Clemens looked like any proud father, setting up the video camera to record a big moment for his son.

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was back on a big league field Saturday. Before the Houston Astros hosted the Cincinnati Reds, Clemens' son, Koby, received an award for being the Most Valuable Player of one of Houston's minor league teams.

The elder Clemens had a small video camera mounted on a mono-pod and spent much of his time taping the proceedings.

"It's great they're honoring all these players, including Koby," the elder Clemens said. "It's great for them to get to see this park and watch batting practice."

Clemens said there was nothing new to discuss in his ongoing legal battle with former trainer Brian McNamee.

"We're just moving along," Clemens said.

Koby Clemens earned MVP honors this season for the Class-A Lancaster Jethawks. His .345 batting average and 121 RBIs topped all Astros minor leaguers.

Astros assistant general manager Ricky Bennett acknowledged the team will have a tough decision to make by Nov. 20 on whether to put the younger Clemens on the 40-man major league roster to protect him from the winter meeting draft.


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