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Steve Clevenger | Catcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Steve Clevenger went 3-for-3 on Tuesday to raise his spring average to .484.
Clevenger was told yesterday that he'd be Matt Wieters' backup. He's not quite as strong defensively as backups the Orioles have gone in the past, but he does offer a nice left-handed bat. Unfortunately, he won't get to use it that often, as Wieters gets as few days off as any AL catcher. Mar 25 - 3:59 PM

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Steve Clevenger went 3-for-3 with a couple of doubles against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Clevenger isn't a great defender, but it looks like the Orioles will go with him as Matt Wieters' backup this season. He's 12-for-22 with a homer and three walks this spring.
Mar 16 - 4:36 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports believes that Steve Clevenger could serve as the Orioles primary backup catcher behind starter Matt Wieters.

The 27-year-old backstop who was acquired last season as part of the Scott Feldman trade, mashed the ball to the tune of .325/.401/.468 with five homers and 24 RBI in 44 games at Triple-A in 2013. As the roster is currently constructed, his only competition for the backup job will come from Johnny Monell, who was acquired from the Giants in late November.
Source: MASN Sports
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Orioles recalled C Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk.

The 27-year-old backstop was acquired from the Cubs in early July as part of the Scott Feldman trade. He has been stinging the ball in 20 games at the Triple-A level with the O’s, hitting .324/.402/.437 with two homers and 11 RBI. He’ll provide catching depth for the O’s, and could also see the occasional start at first base.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 08:56:00 AM

Orioles acquired C Steve Clevenger from the Cubs in the Scott Feldman trade; optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Clevenger, who is from Maryland, owns a .199/.262/.275 batting line over 229 plate appearances in the majors. He will provide catching depth in the minors.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 02:01:00 PM

Cubs activated C Steve Clevenger from 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs are playing it cautiously with his rehab, and he'll continue to get everyday at-bats at the Triple-A level to get his timing back. With Dionner Navarro performing well in his absence, there's no need to rush Clevenger back.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 08:19:00 PM

Steve Clevenger (oblique) has some tightness in his left side and will require more rehab games.

Clevenger is eligible to return from the 60-day disabled list but will continue to rehab at Triple-A Iowa for a little while longer. The Cubs aren't missing him right now and can give him as much time as he needs.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 06:50:00 PM

Steve Clevenger (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

Clevenger has been over his oblique strain for a while now, but he's on the 60-day DL and not eligible to return until mid-June. It's probably not a given that he'll be added to the big league roster once eligible.
Sun, Jun 2, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Steve Clevenger (oblique) has been playing in extended spring training games of late.

"He's been abusing some of our guys when he's playing in intrasquad [games]," general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday. Clevenger is probably healthy enough to be activated, but he's on the 60-day DL and not eligible to return until mid-June.
Mon, May 27, 2013 09:24:00 PM

Steve Clevenger (oblique) caught two bullpen sessions on Monday.

He's also throwing from 120-130 feet and is expected to start swinging a bat early next week. Clevenger is on the 60-day DL and won't be eligible to return until mid-June. He should have no trouble being ready at that time, though he's not a given to return to the big club.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Cubs placed C/INF Steve Clevenger on the 60-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Clevenger was expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks, so the Cubs decided to go ahead and clear 40-man roster space. Kameron Loe was claimed off waivers and will assume Clevenger's roster spot.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Steve Clevenger will be sidelined for at least six weeks with a left oblique strain.

Clevenger collapsed in pain as he suffered the injury Saturday when he struck out to end the game. The Cubs won't officially place him on the DL until Tuesday, as Darwin Barney is due back that day.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Steve Clevenger has been diagnosed with a left oblique injury and will likely be placed on the 15-day DL.

Clevenger suffered the injury Saturday on the final swing of the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Giants. The backup catcher is 1-for-8 this season with three strikeouts.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:15:00 PM

Steve Clevenger has won the Cubs' final bench spot as a third catcher and backup at first and third base.

Clevenger began his pro career as an infielder and played a little bit at the corner infield spots last season. He'll be used mostly as a lefty pinch hitter.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 09:47:00 AM

In an attempt to highlight his versatility, Steve Clevenger will see time at first base during spring training games.

The Cubs lack depth at the position, and with Anthony Rizzo playing for Team Italy in the WBC, it's a great opportunity for the former infielder to prove that he's capable of handling the position defensively. If successful, it would certainly boost his chances of making the Opening Day roster.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 08:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Michael Almanzar
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
2Francisco Peguero
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
3Steve Pearce
4Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Wei-Yin Chen
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Bud Norris
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tommy Hunter
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Ryan Webb
5Josh Stinson
6Evan Meek
7Zach Britton
8Troy Patton
9Edgmer Escalona