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Steve Clevenger | Designated Hitter

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Aug 28 - 3:28 PM

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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.
Aug 27 - 2:23 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.
Aug 25 - 2:25 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.
Aug 24 - 6:58 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.
Aug 17 - 9:52 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.
Aug 14 - 4:17 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
Aug 13 - 6:32 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.
Jun 5 - 3:06 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.
May 26 - 2:47 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.
Apr 7 - 3:35 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.
Apr 7 - 9:43 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

Orioles optioned C Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll be back on Tuesday after Norfolk's season ends. Clevenger has hit .234/.289/.364 over 27 games for the O's this season.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Orioles recalled C Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll give the O's a third option behind the plate. Clevenger has batted .240/.296/.373 across 26 games for Baltimore this season.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Orioles optioned C Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk.

The O's carried three catchers for a while when they only needed four starters, but Bud Norris will rejoin the rotation Monday. Clevenger has hit .240/.296/.373 across 26 games for Baltimore this season.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Steve Pearce
2Dariel Alvarez
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Gerardo Parra
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Jason Garcia
7Mike Wright
8T.J. McFarland
9Mychal Givens