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Nick Hundley
Orioles' Steve Clevenger hopes to learn from last season's tough lessons
Orioles' Steve Clevenger hopes to learn from last season's tough lessons

The sting of being sent down to the minor leagues last season still fuels Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger. And he's not shy talking about the emotional and frustrating year that was 2014. Last year, Clevenger easily won the Orioles' backup catching job in spring training, beating Johnny Monell. A year later, he again is in a tight competition to back up starter Matt Wieters. Despite making the Orioles' Opening Day roster last season, Clevenger played just 35 games in the major leagues. An opportunity for more playing time came in May once Wieters went down with an elbow injury that eventually led to season-ending Tommy John surgery. But Clevenger was optioned to Triple-A...

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