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Orioles notebook: Steve Clevenger clears place for himself on roster with bat

Orioles notebook: Steve Clevenger clears place for himself on roster with bat

When the Orioles recalled catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk last Friday, it seemed like a temporary move until Matt Wieters was healthy enough to catch again. But six days later, Wieters was in the lineup for the second time since returning from a hamstring injury and Clevenger was still with the big league club. Not only is Clevenger still on the 25-man roster, but he made his sixth straight start Thursday night. Entering Thursday, Clevenger was 8-for-21 with one home run and five RBIs since being called up. His three-run blast powered the Orioles to a 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Clevenger's hot bat has allowed manager Buck Showalter to keep him in the...

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