60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
2 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.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
2 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.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
2 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.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
2 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.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
2 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.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
2 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.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
3 months ago

Clevenger went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and run scored in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran catcher has hit safely in his last three starts, with the double Friday serving as his first two-bagger of the season, and only his second extra-base hit. Clevenger provides nominal offense in his platoon with Chris Ianetta behind the plate, and is slashing .216/.298/.294 over 51 at-bats this season.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
3 months ago

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

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.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
4 months ago

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

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.

60DSteve Clevenger
C/DH SEA
5 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.

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.