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Steve Clevenger | Catcher | #32

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 7 (0) / CHC
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Steve Clevenger went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk versus the Indians on Thursday.
Mike Zunino is tearing it up in Triple-A, so the time will probably come at which the Mariners will go to a Zunino-Chris Iannetta combination behind the plate. Still, that's likely a little ways off. Clevenger will be Iannetta's backup until it happens. Apr 21 - 4:39 PM

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Mariners acquired C/1B Steve Clevenger from the Orioles for OF/1B Mark Trumbo and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser.

Clevenger saw 101 at-bats with the Orioles in 2015, hitting a respectable .287/.314/.426 with four doubles, two triples, two homers, and 15 RBI. The Mariners have had one of the worst catching situations in the majors in recent years, with Mike Zunino offering a bit of pop and not much else. The 29-year-old Clevenger gives them some depth at the position. He can also play a capable first base.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Steve Clevenger is expected to have an Opening Day roster spot with the Orioles in 2016.

Matt Wieters and Caleb Joseph are due back at catcher for the O's, but Clevenger will likely be carried as an emergency backstop, bench bat, and utilityman. The 29-year-old is out of minor league options. He slashed .287/.314/.426 across 105 plate appearances in 2015.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 10:09:00 AM

Orioles activated C Steve Clevenger from the paternity leave list.

Clevenger has been used in the designated hitter spot of late but doesn't figure to see much time this weekend with the Rangers slated to throw Cole Hamels, Martin Perez and Derek Holland. He's hitting .391/.417/.543 over 13 games for the O's this season.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 03:28:00 PM

Steve Clevenger (paternity) is scheduled to return to the Orioles on Friday in Texas.

Clevenger has been away from the O's for the last couple of days to welcome a daughter with his wife Tiffany. Clevenger probably won't play much in Texas against their scheduled trio of left-handed starters: Cole Hamels, Martin Perez, and Derek Holland.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Orioles placed C Steve Clevenger on the paternity leave list.

Clevenger can be away from the team for up to three days. Paul Janish will take his place on the active roster.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Steve Clevenger will be placed on the paternity leave list prior to Tuesday's game.

He can be away for up to three games. Clevenger has been serving as the Orioles' third catcher.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Steve Clevenger clubbed a three-run home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Orioles topped the Athletics on Monday.

Clevenger put the Orioles up 3-1 in the fourth inning when he took Sonny Gray yard with two ducks on the pond. He went 4-for-6 in Sunday's 18-2 drubbing of the A's as well. The catcher has played in only seven major league games this season, but he carries a formidable .417/.417/.625 batting line with a home run and five RBI. Matt Wieters is expected to return to the Orioles' lineup on Tuesday, so Clevenger doesn't figure to have much of a shelf life.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 09:52:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of C Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk.

Clevenger has five hits in 11 at-bats for the O's this season. He'll offer protection behind the plate while Matt Wieters (hamstring) is banged up.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASN sports reports that the Orioles will recall Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

The O's are looking to shake up their offense after being no-hit by Hisashi Iwakuma on Wednesday. Henry Urrutia is also expected to get the call, with no word yet on the potential corresponding moves.
Source: MASN Sports
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Orioles optioned C Steve Clevenger to Tripe-A Norfolk.

Clevenger has five hits in 11 at-bats for the O's but isn't needed anymore with Matt Wieters back. He'll need an injury to get another chance.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 03:06:00 PM

Orioles recalled C Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk.

Clevenger, 29, was batting .352/.413/.451 with two home runs and 14 RBI over his first 27 games in Triple-A this season. He'll serve as Caleb Joseph's backup, at least until Matt Wieters (elbow) is ready.
Tue, May 26, 2015 02:47:00 PM

Orioles optioned C Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk.

It was the expected move with Chris Davis returning from his suspension. Caleb Joseph and Ryan Lavarnway will handle catching duties until Matt Wieters (elbow) is ready to come off the disabled list.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Steve Clevenger is expected to be optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

The move will clear a spot for Chris Davis to return from the restricted list following his amphetamine suspension. The slugger still had one game remaining on his suspension, so he was forced to sit out the season opener. The Orioles will move forward with Caleb Joseph and Ryan Lavarnway behind the plate until Matt Wieters (elbow) is ready to return.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Orioles recalled C Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll give the O's a third catcher for September. Clevenger is hitting .234/.289/.364 over 27 games in the majors this year.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Steve Clevenger
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1Leonys Martin
RF1Seth Smith
2Franklin Gutierrez
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
5Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4Joel Peralta
5Tony Zych
6Nick Vincent
7Evan Scribner
8Ryan Cook
9Vidal Nuno
10Mike Montgomery
11Mayckol Guaipe