WATCH: Texas ex Kody Clemens records first MLB hit

In the second inning facing off against the Chicago White Sox, Kody Clemens recorded his first career MLB hit with a hard-hit single to right field.

It has not been easy sledding for Clemens at the MLB level, his base knock snapped an 0-17 start to his Detroit Tiger career. Clemens provided a veteran answer when asked about his slow start before Monday’s game.

“I think there would be a lot of other people that would be freaking out. At the same time, it hasn’t really fazed me. Trust me, everybody goes through ups and downs in their career. Unfortunately, this is my beginning.”

The former Longhorn got the call to the major leagues on May 30 after hitting .283 with eight home runs at Triple-A Toledo. The 26-year-old Clemens has served as a role player for the Tigers since.

He was drafted in the third round of the 2018 MLB Draft after an All-American campaign at Texas. Clemens hit .355 with 24 home runs en route to Big 12 Player of the Year honors.

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