Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 1 week ago

Clevenger worked a 10-pitch at-bat Saturday to single in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Seattle bullpen didn't hold the lead, but it was still a good night for Clevenger. As the backup to Chris Ianetta, Clevenger plays once or twice a week. He has only six hits in 32 at-bats but he has three walks (seven strikeouts) and his lone extra-base hit is a home run. He'll continue in that role with most of his appearances coming against right-handers.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 4 weeks ago

Clevenger went 0-for-4 at the plate in Wednesday's loss to Houston, striking out three times along the way.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a disappointing performance against Houston, Clevenger's batting average continued to fall and currently sits at .150 for the season. Clevenger, who has never played in more than 69 games in a season or had a batting average above .287, is unlikely to become a regular starter for the Mariners. Rather, he will continue to play occasionally if starter, Chris Iannetta, needs a day to rest. If Clevenger's batting fails to improve, the team could consider bringing up Mike Zunino, who currently has a .400/.437/.800 line in Triple-A Tacoma after a shaky 2015 campaign with the Mariners.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 2 months ago

Clevenger is the favorite to win the backup catcher job, though he's been pushed in camp by Rob Brantly, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Mariners traded Mark Trumbo and his contract for Clevenger in December. It would be a little surprising if he didn't win the job, but it's also surprising there's even a competition considering Brantly wasn't acquired until March 12. Both players are out of options, but the Mariners likely will try to sneak one through waivers. Both are also left-handed to start Chris Iannetta's right-handed bat. The backup figures to catch about 50-60 games.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 6 months ago

Clevenger was traded to the Mariners on Tuesday in exchange for Mark Trumbo, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A week after signing Chris Iannetta to a one-year deal, the M's have acquired Clevenger to further bolster their depth behind the plate, in the process avoiding an arb case with Trumbo. Clevenger hit .287 with just a 12.4 percent strikeout rate in 30 games last season, but he figures to play behind Iannetta and won't even be much of a daily option when given an opportunity considering his lack of pop.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 9 months ago

Clevenger is out of the lineup Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Orioles will continue their rotation of catchers and designated hitters Tuesday with Matt Wieters behind the plate and Caleb Joseph DH'ing against Tampa Bay's Drew Smyly.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 9 months ago

Clevenger is in the lineup on Monday, batting sixth as the designated hitter, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Orioles are deploying the rare three-catcher lineup, using Matt Wieters, Caleb Joseph and Clevenger on Monday. With at-bats hard to come by for the 29-year-old catcher, the Orioles will do their best to keep him in the lineup in any way possible.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 9 months ago

Clevenger was reinstated from the paternity list Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Clevenger missed three games to be with his wife and newborn child, but will rejoin the club for the weekend series in Texas.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 9 months ago

Baltimore Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, according to MASN. Clevenger will be able to spend a maximum of three days with his wife and newborn child, the couple's first, before returning to action.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 12 months ago

Clevenger was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

With Matt Wieters set to return after missing the start of the season, Clevenger will head back down to Norfolk. Clevenger has been used sparingly in his two stints with the major league club this season (11 at-bats), and could be a DFA candidate if the Orioles need to open up a 40-man spot down the road.

Steve Clevenger C/DH SEA 12 months ago

Clevenger got the start behind the plate Saturday and was the only Oriole to have any success against Erasmo Ramirez, going 2-for-3.

The O's only managed three hits on the day. Clevenger's now gone 4-for-7 since being called back up, and he could steal away some regular playing time from Caleb Joseph if he keeps stringing together hits. His window for value is a small one though, with Matt Wieters (elbow) expected back some time in June.