Steve Clevenger
C SEA
1 month ago

Clevenger elected free agency Friday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clevenger was outrighted to Triple-A on Wednesday, but it comes as no surprise that he declined that decision after the tumultuous end to his tenure in Seattle. The 30-year-old took a step back at the plate during the 2016 season, so it might be tough for him to be anything more than a backup catcher heading into 2017.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
1 month ago

Clevenger (hand) was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He was removed from the suspended list on Oct. 31 and has now been removed from the 40-man roster. Clevenger posted a series of racist tweets in September and the general consensus is that his days of playing major league baseball are over. He is a strong candidate to be non-tendered this offseason.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
3 months ago

Clevenger (hand) was suspended by the Mariners for the remainder of the season without pay following a series of racist tweets he sent out Thursday night, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was already on the 60-day DL and unlikely to return this season, so this move simply docks him a paycheck and sends a message. Many in the game were calling for him to be released by the Mariners following his insensitive and offensive tweets, so it seems he got off fairly easy for now. Clevenger is arbitration eligible after the season and does not become a free agent until 2020, as things currently stand. The 30-year-old backstop has a career .227/.284/.324 slash line and grades out as an average defensive catcher.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
3 months ago

Clevenger, who is on the 60-day disabled list due to a broken hand, suffered a flexor strain in his right elbow that will end any chance of playing again this season.

EDGE Analysis

Clevenger was hoping to return this season, but now has his sights set on playing winter ball and being 100 percent for spring training.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
5 months ago

Clevenger has been transferred to the 60-day DL, Greg Jones of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clevenger was said to be out "at least a month" for the Mariners. It looks like that timetable has been pushed back a little bit as he recovers from his broken hand. Jesus Sucre will not serve at the backup catcher in Seattle behind Chris Iannetta.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
5 months ago

Clevenger underwent successful surgery Friday to repair his fractured right hand, Ryan Divish of the Seattle TImes reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clevenger suffered a fractured third metacarpal bone in his hand Wednesday, the result of being struck by a foul tip, and had to have a metal plate and six screws inserted into the hand Friday. Reports from earlier in the week suggested Clevenger would be out "at least a month." Mike Zunino has taken over as the backup catcher in Seattle.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
5 months ago

Clevenger (hand) will undergo surgery in hopes of having a quicker recovery time, Shannon Drayer of ESPN 710 in Seattle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clevenger is dealing with a broken bone in his right hand that he suffered Wednesday, and he was subsequently placed on the disabled list Thursday. Drayer notes in her report that Clevenger hopes to return before the end of the season by undergoing surgery, so it sounds as though he could be looking at a lengthy recovery time overall. Mike Zunino, who was called up to replace Clevenger on the roster, will have fantasy value as long as Clevenger is sidelined.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
5 months ago

Clevenger (hand) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This move was expected after Clevenger suffered a fractured right hand on a foul tip Wednesday. The Mariners recalled catcher Mike Zunino in a corresponding move Thursday to replenish their depth behind the plate. Clevenger was slashing .221/.303/.309 as the Mariners' backup catcher prior to landing on the DL.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
5 months ago

Clevenger is expected to miss at least a month after suffering a fractured right hand when he was hit with a foul tip Wednesday, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

A month is best-case scenario. Expect him to need more time than that. Mike Zunino and Rob Brantly are options to be called up from Triple-A to back up Chris Iannetta in Seattle. Zunino started the season at Triple-A to work on his hitting. The Mariners might not want to disrupt that plan (which seems to be working as he's batting .282/.366/.516). In that case, the left-handed Brantly could get the call.

Steve Clevenger
C SEA
5 months ago

Clevenger exited Wednesday's game with a fractured third metacarpal bone on his throwing hand, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clevenger reportedly took a foul tip off the throwing hand and it appears the issue will hold him out for an extended period of time. Mike Zunino, who is slashing .282/ with 15 home runs at Triple-A Tacoma this season seems the likely candidate for recall as a replacement for Clevenger, but that should be revealed when Clevenger is moved to the disabled list.