Koby Clemens follows Roger's footsteps to Toronto

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Koby Clemens follows Roger's footsteps to Toronto

Koby Clemens, the son of you-know-who, has signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays. If you're interested in knowing more than that, click the link and our friends from Hardball Talk will fill you in.

We're posting this because of Rich Levine's Tweet:

He wanted to be closer to home. RT @HardballTalk Roger Clemens son, Koby Clemens, signs with Blue Jays dlvr.it1B9pn1 Rich Levine (@rich_levine) February 9, 2012

And if you don't get the joke, you weren't paying attention in December, 1996.

Dustin Pedroia leaves Thursday's game with left knee pain

Dustin Pedroia leaves Thursday's game with left knee pain

A sloppy, cold night at Fenway Park led to an early exit for Dustin Pedroia, who was pulled because of left knee pain.

The Red Sox said the move was precautionary and that Pedroia is day to day. The press-box announcement included the note that manager John Farrell removed Pedroia, which is not typically information provided in-game, but was perhaps an attempt to reinforce that Pedroia did not want to exit the game.

Pedroia had surgery on that knee in October. It's the same leg that was hurt when Manny Machado slid into Pedroia at second base in April, the slide that sparked the plunking war between the Orioles and Red Sox.

Pedroia led off the third inning Thursday night against the Rangers' Nick Martinez with a walk and scored when the next batter, Xander Bogaerts, homered. Pedroia grounded out to end the bottom of the fourth. 

He did not field a ball in the top of the fifth and was replaced by Josh Rutledge ahead of the top of the sixth.