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Jeff Clement | First Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 224
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Twins signed 1B Jeff Clement to a minor league contract.
Clement hasn't been a prospect for a while, but he did have a pretty nice year at Triple-A with the Pirates in 2012, batting .276/.340/.486 line with 16 homers and 57 RBI. He's merely organizational depth. Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:15:00 AM

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Jeff Clement has elected free agency.

The third overall pick in the 2005 amateur draft, Clement has completely fallen off the prospect map. Still, he posted a .276/.340/.486 line with 16 homers and 57 RBI for Triple-A Indianapolis, and should have no problems finding another team willing to give him a shot.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:18:00 AM

Pirates sent 1B Jeff Clement outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Clement was designated for assignment by the Pirates late last week. He will become a free agent on Friday.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 04:46:00 PM

Pirates designated 1B Jeff Clement for assignment.

Clement got the boot Thursday as the club added right-hander Chad Beck and catcher Ali Solis to the 40-man roster. The former top prospect batted .136 (3-for-22) with one double and one RBI in 23 games with the Pirates this year.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 05:12:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of 1B Jeff Clement from High-A Bradenton.

Clement hasn't recorded a hit at the major league level since the 2010 season and is doubtful to get regular playing time down the stretch in Pittsburgh. The former top prospect will carry zero fantasy value.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 09:29:00 AM

Pirates sent 1B Jeff Clement outright to High-A Bradenton.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. The former top prospect went 1-for-6 in five games during his week-long stay with the team.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 04:39:00 PM

Pirates recalled 1B Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis.

It will be the former top prospect's first stint on an active roster since 2010. Clement was in the midst of a serviceable campaign for Indy, hitting .276/.340/.486 to go along with 53 extra-base hits and 57 RBI through 459 plate appearances. In for a small role, he's not worth a look in NL-only leagues for the time being.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 03:50:00 PM

Pirates re-signed 1B Jeff Clement to a minor league contract.

The contract includes an invitation to major leauge spring training, where Clement will attempt to land a spot on the Pirates' bench. The 28-year-old first baseman missed most of the 2011 season due to major knee surgery.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 10:32:00 AM

Jeff Clement (knee) isn't expected to begin playing in minor league games until July.

Clement underwent a major knee procedure last September and is still in the physical therapy stage. He shouldn't be counted on until after the All-Star break.
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 12:09:00 PM

Pirates sent 1B Jeff Clement outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Clement opened the 2010 season as the Pirates' primary starting first baseman, but he was putrid offensively and the Bucs gave up on that plan quickly. The 27-year-old is currently recovering from left knee surgery.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 05:03:00 PM

Jeff Clement underwent successful left knee surgery Wednesday.

Clement is expected to need six months of recovery time, meaning he might not be ready when spring training opens but should be close to 100 percent by Opening Day. The 27-year-old catcher-turned-first-baseman posted a .201/.237/.368 batting line and seven homers over 144 at-bats in 2010.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 12:29:00 PM

Jeff Clement is scheduled to undergo left knee surgery next Wednesday.

Clement was placed on the disabled list with left knee irritation last month, however a recent exam found a microfracture. We won't know about a timetable for his return until after the procedure takes place. Clement, now 27, batted .201/.237/.368 with seven home runs and 12 RBI over 144 at-bats this season.
Thu, Sep 16, 2010 08:49:00 AM

Pirates transferred 1B Jeff Clement to the 60-day disabled list.

Clement opened the 2010 season with a shot at the Pirates' starting first base gig, but he hit just .201/.237/.368 over 144 at-bats and hit the disabled list for good in mid-August with left knee irritation.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 08:10:00 AM

Jeff Clement (oblique) has been shut down for the season.

Tests revealed that Clement suffered a pulled oblique while he was on a rehab assignment for a damaged meniscus in his left knee. The former first-round pick's future is uncertain after he batted just .201 over 144 at-bats for the Pirates this season.
Sun, Sep 5, 2010 01:04:00 PM

Jeff Clement suffered a strained oblique while on his rehab assignment for Triple-A Indianapolis and probably won't play again this season.

Clement was on the DL with a sore left knee. The Pirates probably weren't going to have a major role for him this month anyway, but it's disappointing that he won't get any sort of look. It'd be no surprise to see him given away this winter.
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 05:29:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Eric Fryer
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1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
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PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
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3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros