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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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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. Jul 21 - 7:10 PM

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Orioles recalled C Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll provide extra depth behind the plate and function as a utility option for the O's in the last two games leading up to the All-Star break. In 24 games with the Orioles this season, he's hitting .243/.300/.378 with eight RBI.
Jul 12 - 10:03 AM

Orioles optioned C Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk.

Clevenger was batting .243/.300/.378 in 24 games as the O's backup catcher. Baltimore acquired Nick Hundley from the Padres over the weekend for pitcher Troy Patton and will roll with Caleb Joseph as the backup for now. Matt Wieters is still out with an elbow injury.
May 27 - 5:59 PM

Steve Clevenger was the Orioles offense on Monday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI against the Tigers.

Clevenger has always been a decent enough hitter; it's defense that's held him back as he's attempted to establish himself in the majors. Until the Orioles get Matt Wieters back or acquire another catcher, Clevenger could be just fine as a second catcher in mixed leagues that require them. He'll get all of the playing time he can handle.
May 12 - 10:40 PM

Steve Clevenger hit a walkoff RBI double Saturday in the Orioles' 10th-inning 5-4 win over the Astros.

Clevenger also singled twice earlier in the game, finishing 3-for-5. He's going to get semi-regular playing time while Matt Wieters nurses an elbow issue and may be worth a look in some deeper AL-only fantasy leagues.
May 10 - 11:45 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Nick Hundley
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Cord Phelps
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Kevin Gausman
5Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Ubaldo Jimenez