• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Orioles C Clevenger, OF Reimold hit grand slams in same inning

    Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger and outfielder Nolan Reimold have six home runs between them this season, but they did something noteworthy with their blasts Friday against Kansas City. Clevenger and Reimold both hit grand slams in a 10-run eighth inning that turned a 6-4 deficit into a 14-6 lead. Clevenger's blow put the cherry on top of the explosion.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Orioles C Steve Clevenger removed from paternity list

    The Orioles have announced that they have activated catcher Steve Clevenger after a stint on the paternity list. Clevenger returns after a three-day absence and on a five-game hitting streak.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Orioles shuffle: Clevenger to paternity list, Janish up, Gamboa DFA'd

    The Orioles made a number of roster adjustments on Tuesday, according to the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore placed catcher Steve Clevenger on the paternity list, selected the contract of Paul Janish from Triple-A and designated Eddie Gamboa for assignment.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Orioles promote C Steve Clevenger on Friday

    Backup catcher Steve Clevenger has apparently been promoted by the Orioles, per MASNSports.com, which is reporting that he is in the clubhouse and listed as a reserve for the Friday night game against visiting Oakland. Clevenger played in four games for Baltimore in late May and early June and performed well at the plate with five hits in 11 at-bats. He has not played extensively in any season since 2012, when he earned 199 at-bats with the Cubs.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Mariners contact Orioles about Steve Clevenger

    The Mariners are looking for catching depth, and the team contacted the Orioles about minor league catcher Steve Clevenger , per MASN Sports. Clevenger was named to the Triple-A All Star Game, with Norfolk. He's hitting .325 with three home runs and 25 RBI. The Orioles don't want to part with Clevenger unless he's part of a larger deal.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Orioles make flurry of roster moves Friday

    Among the flurry of moves made Friday by the Orioles were the promotion of infielder Rey Navarro and left-handed reliever Cesar Cabral from Triple-A Norfolk and the demotion of catcher Steve Clevenger and pitcher Mike Wright to the same team. The 26-year-old Cabral has been lights-out this season with a 0.00 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings of relief. Left-handed hitters are batting just .120 against him. Wright has certainly not been sent down due to performance. He pitched shutout ball in his first two starts and stands at 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Orioles activate C Matt Wieters (elbow) from DL

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who has been on the disabled list for more than a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, was activated by the team Friday and likely will serve as the team's designated hitter, per MASNSports.com. Wieters, who did rehab assignments throughout Baltimore's farm system, should be a boost to an Orioles offense that has struggled recently. He was hitting .308 with five homers before going on the DL on May 10, 2014 with an elbow issue. The Orioles optioned catcher Steve Clevenger to make room for Wieters' return.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Orioles resting Caleb Joseph, Steve Pearce in nightcap Thursday

    In the second game of Thursday's doubleheader, Orioles manager is holding catcher Caleb Joseph and infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce out of the lineup against the White Sox. Joseph had started each of the last four games behind the plate. He went 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts in the first game. He will give way to Steve Clevenger, who is making his first start since being recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday. Pearce, who started in left field in game one, also started each of the last four games for the Orioles. He had a single in three at-bats against Chris Sale in the first game. David Lough will get the start in left and bat ninth in the nightcap.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Orioles recall Steve Clevenger, DFA Ryan Lavarnway

    The Orioles recalled catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday. To clear a roster spot, catcher Ryan Lavarnway was designated for assignment. Clevenger never appeared in a game for Baltimore before being demoted to the minors in early April. He hit .352 with with two home runs, three doubles and 14 RBI in 27 games. He also has 11 walks and 10 strikeouts. "I'm excited," he said to MASN Sports. "I'm going to try and help the team anyway I can. Feeling good at the plate and I have been playing really well out there. I'm just excited to get out on the field and play here. "I went down there on a mission," he said. "Coming into spring training this year, I wanted to focus more on my catching and I tried to do that. I went down there and played very well. Just tried to concentrate on my catching and helping the pitchers do what they can do best, and that's pitch and not worry about anything else. I was just playing solid defense down there." Lavarnway appeared in just 10 games (eight starts) for Baltimore. He hit .107 (3 for 28) with one double, no home runs and no RBI.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Orioles' Steve Clevenger improving behind plate in Triple-A

    Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger has produced encouraging reports from Triple-A manager Ron Johnson for his work behind the plate, a facet of his game the team wanted him to focus on improving, MASNSports.com reports. "Clevenger's doing well down there. He's catching real well," manager Buck Showalter said. "Really like what R.J.'s been saying about him." Clevenger has thrown out just 13 percent of base-runners at the major-league level, a mark which is less than half of the league average during his major-league career.