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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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Mariners transferred C Steve Clevenger from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Clevenger fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand when he took a foul tip to the digit off the bat of Andrew McCutchen at the end of June. He subsequently underwent surgery to repair the injury. By his initial 6-8 week timetable, a return in late August isn't out of the question. Jul 6 - 11:10 PM

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Steve Clevenger will need 6-8 weeks to recover from a broken hand.

Clevenger had a plate and six screws inserted in his right hand on Friday. If the timetable holds, Clevenger should be back in late August. In the meantime, Mike Zunino will continue to back up Chris Iannetta behind the plate.
Jul 2 - 8:23 PM

Mariners placed C Steve Clevenger on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.

Clevenger suffered the injury during Wednesday night's loss to Pittsburgh. Mike Zunino was called up from Triple-A to take Clevenger's spot on the active roster. Clevenger will undergo surgery tomorrow and expects to be back before the end of the year.
Jun 30 - 6:28 PM

Updating a previous item, Steve Clevenger was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Pirates after fracturing the third metacarpal in his right hand.

The third metacarpal is part of the middle finger. Clevenger fractured the bone after taking a foul tip off the bat of Andrew McCutchen in the third inning and was immediately replaced by Chris Iannetta behind the plate. Expect the Mariners to call up a catcher to aid their depth. Mike Zunino and Steve Baron are both potential options.
Jun 29 - 11:11 PM

Steve Clevenger was pulled early in Wednesday's game against the Pirates after taking a foul-tip off his right hand.

Clevenger suffered the foul-tip during an at-bat by Gregory Polanco to lead off the third inning. He left with the trainer after suffering the setback, with Chris Iannetta taking over at catcher in his absence. The Mariners should pass along official word as to the nature of Clevenger's injury as the game progresses.
Jun 29 - 10:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Chris Iannetta
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Adam Lind
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
2Nori Aoki
3Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Ariel Miranda
5Taijuan Walker
6Adrian Sampson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Vidal Nuno
5Nate Karns
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Drew Storen
8Arquimedes Caminero
9Charlie Furbush
10Evan Scribner
11Ryan Cook