The 24-year-old receiver struggled this spring, batting .158 (3-for-19) in 11 Cactus League games. He hit one home run, a solo shot.
Clement's departure leaves three catchers in camp -- Kenji Johjima, Jamie Burke and Rob Johnson. Only Johjima and Burke are expected to open the season on the 25-man roster.
The left-handed setup reliever spot has been virtually clinched by Eric O'Flaherty.
"I think so. Absolutely," McLaren said. "I've always liked Eric. He's a good competitor, did a great job for us last year and it looks like he's improved this year. He should only get better."
O'Flaherty, who was 7-1 with a 4.47 ERA in 56 relief appearances last season, assumes a role fulfilled so well by George Sherrill the past two seasons. So far this spring, O'Flaherty has a 2.84 ERA in six appearances covering 6 1/3 innings.
There is room for improvement on his control, however, as he has walked four and hit a batter.
Jimenez was invited to camp after a sensational Winter League season in Venezuela, posting a 0.87 ERA. He has a 6.23 ERA after five appearances this spring.
"He needs a better breaking ball," McLaren said. "For him to get left-handed hitters out, he's gotta throw a better breaking ball. He has a good fastball, he uses both sides of the plate, has a nice change-up, which will get right-hand hitters out, but he needs to counter with a good breaking ball against left-handers."
Jimenez will continue to develop a breaking pitch with Tacoma.
"It's going to be an ongoing process, probably a lot of experimenting with the grip," McLaren said.
After Wednesday night's game, third baseman Matt Tuiasosopo and left-handed pitcher Philip Barzilla were reassigned to the Minor League camp.