Steve Clevenger C BAL 4 Months

Clevenger will be recalled from short-season Aberdeen on Tuesday, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

Barring an early clinching of the AL East title, Clevenger doesn't figure to see much playing time in September for the Orioles. He ranks third on the catching depth chart behind Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley, making him little more than an insurance option at the position.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 4 Months

Clevenger was optioned to short-season Aberdeen on Sunday, Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports.

The move is strictly procedural, as it allows the Orioles to call up Wei-Yin Chen from their Gulf Coast League affiliate to make the start Sunday against the Twins. Clevenger will be eligible to return to the Orioles on Tuesday, and is expected to provide the squad with depth at catcher and the corner infield during the season's final month.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 4 Months

Clevenger was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

Clevenger has logged time with the Orioles in 26 games this season, batting a modest .240/.296/.373 with eight RBI and seven runs in 75 at-bats. He'll likely find it difficult to scrounge up plate appearances behind Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 5 Months

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.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 5 Months

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.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 7 Months

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.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 7 Months

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.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 8 Months

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.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 9 Months

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.

Steve Clevenger C BAL 9 Months

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.