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Astros Sign another Clemens

Clemens' oldest son signs with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) _ The Houston Astros will have at least one Clemens

in the organization in future years.

That would be infielder Koby Clemens, the oldest son of pitching

ace Roger Clemens.

The younger Clemens, who was drafted in the eighth round with

the 254th pick of the draft, signed a contract today with the

Astros.

Koby Clemens then took batting practice with the team during a

workout in Houston.

His next stop is Greeneville, Tennessee, where he'll join the

Astros' rookie league affiliate.

By starting his pro career, Clemens is spurning plans to play

for the University of Texas -- the reigning national champion and

his father's alma mater.

Roger Clemens turns 43 next month.

Koby hit .523 with ten homers, 14 doubles and 55 R-B-I's for

Memorial High School this past season.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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