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Steve Clevenger: 'I loved Baltimore, cherished my time' as an Oriole

Steve Clevenger: 'I loved Baltimore, cherished my time' as an Oriole

Catcher Steve Clevenger’s phone had been blowing for about 24 hours, from the moment news leaked Tuesday that he might be traded away from his hometown Orioles to the Seattle Mariners in a deal for slugger Mark Trumbo and reliever C.J. Riefenhauser.

“Everybody had been texting me, asking me what’s going on. They knew more than me,” Clevenger laughed. “I knew what I knew through the Internet, through my agent a little. But we really had no idea what was going on.”

He got official word Wednesday afternoon -- it was part relief, part excitement and part sadness for the Mount Saint Joseph graduate who spent some of his childhood...

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