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Steve Clevenger | Catcher

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

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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

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.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 10:03:00 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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 05:59:00 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.
Mon, May 12, 2014 10:40:00 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.
Sat, May 10, 2014 11:45:00 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.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 03:59:00 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.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 04:36:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2Gerardo Parra
3David Lough
4Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Brad Brach
6Chaz Roe
7Jason Garcia