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|Last 10 Games|
Orioles resting Caleb Joseph, Steve Pearce in nightcap Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/28/15) 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.
Orioles recall Steve Clevenger, DFA Ryan Lavarnway
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) 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.
Orioles' Steve Clevenger improving behind plate in Triple-A
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) 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.
Orioles C Steve Clevenger moved to Triple-A DL
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger has been moved to the Triple-A disabled list with a left thumb contusion, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
Clevenger, with the Norfolk Tides, injured his thumb while making a tag last Saturday. He aggravated the injury after catching a knuckleball from Eddie Gamboa.
Agent: Orioles should allow Clevenger to seek MLB at-bats elsewhere
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/8/15) Steve Clevenger's agent, Josh Kusnick, told reporters that the Orioles should allow his client to seek a big-league opportunity elsewhere instead of fighting for at-bats at Triple-A Norfolk. Clevenger was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday after infielder Chris Davis was reinstated from the restricted list.
"It's tough that he got sent down today after being told that he made the team," Kusnick said. "We were all in the dark about what happened, but we had an inkling this was coming. I heard things during spring training that this was possible, but nothing from the club, and I didn't really get an indication it was coming to fruition until today.
"I don't understand it from my side. I've been doing this for 13 years now and I've never seen a situation like it before. I'm not one to comment too much on how clubs operate and run their teams. That's their prerogative. But if the Orioles are trying to create roster flexibility and they go ahead and put a guy on the 40-man with no options and took a guy with flexibility and send him down and all of the sudden the flexibility evaporates. I don't understand the long-term plan here for Steve right now."
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