Clevenger has signed with Lancaster in the independent Atlantic League, Rich Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Clevenger drew little interest from MLB organizations throughout the offseason, but has finally found a home in the independent leagues. The 31-year-old has a career .227/.284/.324 slash line in the majors and is unlikely to get an opportunity in 2017.
Clevenger elected free agency Friday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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.
Clevenger (hand) was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
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 offensive 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.
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.
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.
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.
Clevenger was hoping to return this season, but now has his sights set on playing winter ball and being 100 percent for spring training.
Clevenger has been transferred to the 60-day DL, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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 now serve at the backup catcher in Seattle behind Chris Iannetta.
Clevenger underwent successful surgery Friday to repair his fractured right hand, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
Clevenger suffered a fractured third metacarpal bone in his hand Wednesday when he was struck by a foul tip, and he 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.
Clevenger (hand) will undergo surgery in hopes of having a quicker recovery time, Shannon Drayer of ESPN 710 in Seattle reports.
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.
Clevenger (hand) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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.
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.
A month is the best-case scenario. Expect him to need more time than that. Mike Zunino was called up from Triple-A to back up Chris Iannetta while Clevenger is out. Zunino started the season at Triple-A to work on his hitting, which has been a success, as he was batting .282/.366/.516 prior to the call-up.
Clevenger exited Wednesday's game with a fractured third metacarpal bone on his throwing hand, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Clevenger reportedly took a foul tip off the throwing hand and it appears the issue will likely hold him out for an extended period of time. Mike Zunino, who is slashing .282/.366/.516 with 15 home runs at Triple-A Tacoma this season seems the probable candidate for recall as a replacement for Clevenger, but that should be revealed when Clevenger is moved to the disabled list, assuming that occurs.
Clevenger went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and run in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
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 Iannetta behind the plate and is slashing .216/.298/.294 over 51 at-bats this season.
Clevenger worked a 10-pitch at-bat Saturday to single in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning against the Angels.
The Seattle bullpen didn't hold the lead, but it was still a good night for Clevenger. As the backup to Chris Iannetta, Clevenger plays once or twice a week. Clevenger 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.
Clevenger went 0-for-4 at the plate in Wednesday's loss to Houston, striking out three times along the way.
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.
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.
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 starter Chris Iannetta's right-handed bat. The backup figures to catch about 50-60 games.
Clevenger was traded to the Mariners on Tuesday in exchange for Mark Trumbo, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
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.
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.
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.
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