Advertisement
HomeCollectionsSteve Clevenger
IN THE NEWS

Steve Clevenger

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Before last night's game against the Detroit Tigers, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked about what it would take for Steve Clevenger to prove himself in his new role. With Matt Wieters on the disabled list to rest his injured elbow, Clevenger will get the opportunity to show what he can do as the team's primary catcher. The Mount St. Joseph graduate saw some time as the Chicago Cubs' starter in 2012, but he is set to have his biggest test to date since joining the Orioles.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter met the media prior to the Orioles' American League Division Series workout and he revealed little about what his plans are for his roster. Yes, he's settled on a starter for Friday, but hasn't announced it yet. Yes, he knows pretty much which way he is leaning for his roster, but he wanted to talk to some of his players during the workout first. He said he's still kicking around 10 or 11 pitchers. He wouldn't go into specifics, but in that scenario you have to figure Jimmy Paredes or Quintin Berry has made it. And if he takes 10 pitchers, then both have likely made it (Alexi Casilla and Steve Clevenger are here for the workout, but they remain long shots)
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Even though Steve Clevenger was told by Orioles manager Buck Showalter on Monday that he has won the team's backup catcher position to open the season, the Mount St. Joseph graduate knows that something could still happen to affect the position between now and Opening Day. Clevenger, who was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs in July, is hitting .429 (12-for-28) this spring and has shown Showalter and his staff that he can be an asset defensively.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Looking for another hitter to use off the bench, the Orioles promoted catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday and sent starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to the club's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate. Clevenger, 28, has hit .240 in 75 at-bats with the Orioles this season and .305 in 226 at-bats with Norfolk. “We've been playing short a position player for a while, and we thought this was an opportunity to take care of that problem and give us a better chance to win tonight,” manager Buck Showalter said.
SPORTS
By Seth Boster and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
When Mount St. Joseph baseball coach Dave Norton finally got the chance to see Steve Clevenger play in a major league uniform, he was given a reminder of the kind of player he coached years before. Clevenger -- a 2004 graduate of Mount St. Joseph who raised in Glen Burnie and now returning home after being acquired by the Orioles in Tuesday's trade with the Chicago Cubs -- was behind the plate at Nationals Park on Sept. 12 when his pitcher nearly struck Bryce Harper in the hip. Norton watched from the stands as Clevenger went out of his stance to step in front of an upset Harper, who was walking toward the mound with a scowl.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the decision to keep rookie Caleb Joseph on the active roster and send Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk was “51 to 49 percent.” In activating first baseman Chris Davis from the paternity list, the Orioles needed to send one of their three catchers to the minor leagues. It wasn't going to be veteran Nick Hundley, whom the Orioles acquired in a deal with the San Diego Padres on Saturday. So the choices were Joseph, a 27-year-old career minor leaguer who had one hit in 23 at-bats (.043)
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Looking for another hitter to use off the bench, the Orioles promoted catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday and sent starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to the club's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate. Clevenger, 28, has hit .240 in 75 at-bats with the Orioles this season and .305 in 226 at-bats with Norfolk. “We've been playing short a position player for a while, and we thought this was an opportunity to take care of that problem and give us a better chance to win tonight,” manager Buck Showalter said.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger regularly made it to Opening Day at Camden Yards growing up, even if it meant missing school. Clevenger grew up just across the street from Oriole Park in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore, so making his first Opening Day roster with the Orioles is special. “It's a dream come true,” Clevenger said Sunday. “I get to play for my hometown team, the team I grew up rooting for. It's a special time.” Not long ago, Clevenger was sitting in the stands on Opening Day. “All the time,” he said.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Looks like the Orioles will make another move today. The agent for catcher Steve Clevenger tweeted this morning that his client was headed back to Baltimore to join the Orioles. Clevenger has been raking at Triple-A, hitting .328 in 36 games, so in one sense this isn't a surprise. However, Clevenger played in one of the Tides' games in Friday's doubleheader and Norfolk has a doubleheader again today. So losing a catcher can't be ideal for the Tides. Plus, the Orioles only have two more games remaining before the All-Star break.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chris Tillman's four-seam fastball was in the 87-to-91-mph range Friday night, certainly not what it can be or what it has been in the past. In some instances, it would be a cause for alarm. But he commanded it on both sides of the plate and also threw his curveball and changeup over for strikes. And that was really the difference Friday as he pitched the first shutout of his career. Tillman said afterward that he didn't have early command of the curveball, but catcher Steve Clevenger kept calling for it. Tillman found it, and he was practically unhittable.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
CHICAGO -  Former Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta said it was different pitching against his old team Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, facing so many familiar faces for the first time. Arrieta was a home-grown Oriole, once a can't-miss piece of the club's vaunted “calvary” group of young pitchers. But he struggled to find consistency in an Orioles uniform, leading to a trade that sent him to the Chicago Cubs in July 2013. But now Arrieta is flourishing with his new team, and on Friday he stifled the Orioles' bats, allowing just one run on four hits over seven innings in a 4-1 Orioles' loss to the Cubs, snapping the Orioles' four-game winning streak.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Looks like the Orioles will make another move today. The agent for catcher Steve Clevenger tweeted this morning that his client was headed back to Baltimore to join the Orioles. Clevenger has been raking at Triple-A, hitting .328 in 36 games, so in one sense this isn't a surprise. However, Clevenger played in one of the Tides' games in Friday's doubleheader and Norfolk has a doubleheader again today. So losing a catcher can't be ideal for the Tides. Plus, the Orioles only have two more games remaining before the All-Star break.
SPORTS
By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
For the third straight day, the Orioles announced a roster move involving a starting pitcher. The club optioned Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Norfolk Saturday to allow the right-hander to pitch on regular rest during the major league All-Star break. “Miggy needs to pitch, too,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “We don't want him sitting around. … I just don't want him to sit around for 12, 13 days without pitching.” In a corresponding move, the Orioles called up catcher Steve Clevenger from the Tides.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Steve Clevenger wasn't sent down to Triple-A Norfolk because the Orioles weren't convinced his bat belonged in the majors. But the 28-year-old Pigtown native is trying to leave no doubt on that front this month with the Tides. Clevenger is batting .356/.392/.466 with eight doubles and 15 RBIs in 20 games with the International League affiliate, and his average is down from above .400 a week ago. Not including Monday afternoon's game, Clevenger has just three hits in the last week.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Well, we have made it to Memorial Day. Students are graduating, pools are open and we have our first "Orioles have interest in trading for ... " story. I love annual traditions. This report comes out of CBS Chicago - that the Orioles are interested in Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija, a free agent after the 2015 season who is 1-4 with a 1.68 ERA in 11 starts this season. The Orioles were interested in Samardzija this winter and certainly haven't lost that interest since the 29-year-old has posted the second-best ERA for a major league starter so far this season.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the decision to keep rookie Caleb Joseph on the active roster and send Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk was “51 to 49 percent.” In activating first baseman Chris Davis from the paternity list, the Orioles needed to send one of their three catchers to the minor leagues. It wasn't going to be veteran Nick Hundley, whom the Orioles acquired in a deal with the San Diego Padres on Saturday. So the choices were Joseph, a 27-year-old career minor leaguer who had one hit in 23 at-bats (.043)
SPORTS
March 19, 2004
RANKINGS 1. Calvert Hall Last season: 21-7, ranked No. 4 The MIAA A Conference runner-up is loaded with pitching and hitting. Sean Rae (5-1), Jon Kibler (5-2) and Timmy Sexton (1-1) are among seven pitchers. 2. Severna Park Last season: 21-4, No. 3 Its deepest pitching staff (eight arms) ever and a lot of team speed. 3. St. Paul's Last season: 23-6, No. 2 Graduation took away some power, but the pitching trio of Steve Johnson, Nathan Curd and Hereford transfer Trey Crable give the Crusaders a chance of a threepeat in the MIAA A Conference.
SPORTS
By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
It's late May, but Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez pitched like it was early April. Jimenez labored through four innings Saturday against the Cleveland Indians, his shortest outing of the year, matching season-worst marks with five runs allowed and five walks. “It looks like I'm just missing a little bit of the strike zone,” said Jimenez, who finished with 99 pitches, 55 of them strikes. “I'm not that far away, but I'm missing and falling behind the count and getting myself into trouble.
SPORTS
By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
It's late May, but Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez pitched like it was early April. Jimenez labored through four innings Saturday against the Cleveland Indians, his shortest outing of the year, matching season-worst marks with five runs allowed and five walks. “It looks like I'm just missing a little bit of the strike zone,” said Jimenez, who finished with 99 pitches, 55 of them strikes. “I'm not that far away, but I'm missing and falling behind the count and getting myself into trouble.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chris Tillman's four-seam fastball was in the 87-to-91-mph range Friday night, certainly not what it can be or what it has been in the past. In some instances, it would be a cause for alarm. But he commanded it on both sides of the plate and also threw his curveball and changeup over for strikes. And that was really the difference Friday as he pitched the first shutout of his career. Tillman said afterward that he didn't have early command of the curveball, but catcher Steve Clevenger kept calling for it. Tillman found it, and he was practically unhittable.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.