Minnesota Twins signed free agent 1B Jeff Clement to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2012
1B Jeff Clement elected free agency.
October 29, 2012
Pittsburgh Pirates sent 1B Jeff Clement outright to Indianapolis Indians.
October 25, 2012
Pittsburgh Pirates designated Jeff Clement for assignment.
September 3, 2012
Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of 1B Jeff Clement from Bradenton Marauders.
August 31, 2012
Pittsburgh Pirates sent Jeff Clement outright to Bradenton Marauders.
August 24, 2012
Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of Jeff Clement from Indianapolis Indians.
July 15, 2012
Jeff Clement roster status changed by Indianapolis Indians.
July 12, 2012
Indianapolis Indians placed 1B Jeff Clement on the temporarily inactive list.
April 5, 2012
1B Jeff Clement assigned to Indianapolis Indians.
December 20, 2011
Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent 1B Jeff Clement to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2011
1B Jeff Clement elected free agency.
August 1, 2011
Indianapolis Indians activated 1B Jeff Clement from the 7-day disabled list.
July 21, 2011
sent 1B Jeff Clement on a rehab assignment to GCL Pirates.
January 3, 2011
Jeff Clement assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
November 3, 2010
Pittsburgh Pirates sent Jeff Clement outright to Indianapolis Indians.
September 7, 2010
Jeff Clement roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
September 1, 2010
sent 1B Jeff Clement on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
August 23, 2010
Pittsburgh Pirates placed 1B Jeff Clement on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 21, 2010. Sore left knee.
July 31, 2010
Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Jeff Clement from Indianapolis Indians.
June 9, 2010
Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Jeff Clement to Indianapolis Indians.
October 19, 2009
Jeff Clement roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
July 30, 2009
Tacoma Rainiers traded 1B Jeff Clement to Indianapolis Indians.
July 29, 2009
Seattle Mariners Traded 1B Jeff Clement and SS Ronny Cedeno to Pittsburgh Pirates; Clinton LumberKings Traded RHP Aaron Pribanic and RHP Brett Lorin to West Virginia Power; High Desert Mavericks Traded RHP Nate Adcock to Lynchburg Hillcats and Pittsburgh Pirates Traded RHP Ian Snell and SS Jack Wilson to Seattle Mariners.
Jeffrey Burton Clement (pronounced CLEM-int)...Wife's name is Lindsay...Two sons; Jake (4/21/09) and Benjamin (11/30/10)...Is a 2002 graduate of Marshalltown (IA) High School...Set national high school record with 75 career home runs...Led Marshalltown to the 2004 4-A state championship...Also played for the 1996 Marshalltown team in the Little League World Series...Attended the University of Southern California, where he won the 2005 Johnny Bench Award as the nation's top catcher...Was also a finalist for Golden Spikes Award in 2005...Named All-Pac 10 three consecutive seasons (2003-05)...Was a member of the 2003 and 2004 U.S. National team; his team won the Gold Medal at the FISU World University Baseball Championships in Taiwan in 2004...Was named Most Valuable Player for Team USA during the 33rd annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series in Japan in 2004.2012Spent a majority of the season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Ranked second in the International League in doubles and seventh in slugging percentage...Hit 14 of his 16 home runs off righthanders...Went
deep for the first time on 5/8 vs. Louisville...Hit safely in 12 straight games from 5/26 to 6/7; hit .432 (19-for-44) with five doubles, six home runs, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored during the streak...Hit
two solo home runs on 5/28 vs. Durham...Became third Indianapolis batter in history to hit for the cycle at Victory Field on 6/2...Batted .307 (31-for-101) with nine doubles, two triples, five home
runs, 23 RBI and 14 runs scored in 26 games during the month of June...Posted second multi-homer game of season, hitting a pair of solo shots on 7/4 vs. Louisville...Hit .169 (12-for-71) in
August...Had contract selected by Pittsburgh on 8/24...Struck out in pinch hitting appearance while making season debut with Pittsburgh on 8/24; his first appearance in a big league game since
8/20/10...Made only start with the Pirates on 8/26 at first base and went hitless in two at bats...Snapped an 0-for-9 start with the Pirates with a pinch-hit single and RBI on 9/8; his only RBI of
the season with Pittsburgh...Collected his only extra base hit on 9/20 (double)...Went 3-for-20 with a double and RBI as a pinch hitter with the Pirates.2011Returned to action in July on rehab with the GCL Pirates following surgery on his left knee from September 2010...Made two appearances as the designated hitter on 7/21 and 7/22 before making first start in the field at first base on 7/23...Hit safely in six of his nine games with the GCL Pirates before being assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 8/1...Made six appearances at first base with the Indians and went 9-for-30 (.300) in nine games as the designated hitter...Also went 3-for-6 as a pinch hitter with Indy...Hit lone home run while playing first base on 8/13 at Louisville...Hit .500 (5-for-10) against LHP and .224 (11-for-49) against RHP.2010Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starter at first base - his first Major League game at that position - and went 1-for-3 with a walk...Tallied an RBI in three straight games from 4/8-10...Connected off Dan Haren at Arizona for first National League home run on 4/10...Snapped an 0-for-20 streak with a single in his fourth at bat on 4/20 vs. Milwaukee...Hit second homer on 4/23 at Houston...Recorded first multi-hit game with 2-for-4 performance on 4/25 at Houston...Fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle on 4/27 at Milwaukee...Went 1-for-20 in his next six games, which included an 0-for-19 streak from 4/28-5/4...Snapped hitless streak with a pinch-hit single on 5/7 vs. St. Louis...Had RBI-single as a pinch hitter on 5/14 at Chicago (NL)...Had two hits, including fourth home run, on 5/15 at Chicago...Had three hits on 5/27 at Cincinnati, raising average to .209...Started 12 of his 22 games in May...Was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 6/8...Homered twice in his first four games with the Indians and hit .313 (10-for-32) in his first eight thru 6/19...Had
five RBI on 6/25 vs. Toledo...Made lone appearance/start at catcher on 7/5 vs. Louisville...Batted .322 (28-for-87) with four homers and 16 RBI in 21 games during the month of July...Hit safely in eight of his last 10 Triple-A games, going 15-for-38 (.395) with 12 RBI...Produced a .341 average (15-for-44) against left-handed pitchers and a .290 average (36-for-124) against right-handed pitchers while playing with Indianapolis...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 7/31 and homered as a pinch hitter that night at St. Louis...Played one inning at first base on 8/1 at St. Louis and singled in lone at bat...Connected off Cincinnati lefty Bill Bray for a pinch-hit home run on 8/4 at PNC Park...Made start at first base on 8/8 vs. Colorado - his first start with the Pirates since 6/6...Went 2-for-4 in final start on 8/14 at
Houston...Played in final game on 8/20 vs. New York (NL)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/23 due to left knee irritation...Was transferred to 60-day D.L. on 9/7...Had surgery performed by Dr. Richard Steadman in Colorado on his knee on 9/22; surgery was a microfracture procedure, which focused on the non-weight bearing portion of the knee (recovery time is estaimated to be about six months).2009Hit .274 (129-for-470) with 35 doubles, three
triples, 21 home runs and 90 RBI in 119 combined minor league games between Tacoma (Mariners' AAA) and Indianapolis...Began season with Tacoma
and made 70 appearances as the designated hitter, 16 at catcher and six at first base with the Rainiers...Made last appearance behind the plate with
Tacoma on 5/6 at Salt Lake...Went 4-for-4 and scored four runs on 4/24 vs.
Salt Lake...Hit .352 (37-for-105) with 24 RBI in 26 games during the month
of May...Hit safely in 20 straight games from 5/12 thru 6/1, going 36-for-
84 (.429) with 13 doubles, 21 RBI and 21 runs scored...Fell a triple shy of
hitting for the cycle and scored four runs on 6/23 vs. Las Vegas...Doubled four
times and knocked in four runs on 7/22 vs. Sacramento...Was acquired by
Pittsburgh on 7/29...Homered twice in first game with Triple-A Indianapolis on
7/31 at Norfolk...Hit .407 (11-for-27) with four homers, seven RBI and nine RBI in first seven games with the Indians thru 8/7...Went 6-for-10
with a home run and six RBI in back-to-back games on 8/13-14 and was hitting .339 following the action on 8/14...Went 2-for-39 in 11 games
with Indianapolis from 8/15-27 due to a strained left oblique...Returned to action on 9/6 and singled as a pinch hitter...Went hitless in two at
bats during final game on 9/7...Made 22 appearances at first base and four as the designated hitter with Indy.2008Split the season between Seattle and Tacoma (AAA)...saw action in 66 ML games, making 56 starts (C-35, DH-21)...Seattle went 16-19 in his starts behind the plate...Named the Mariners AAA Player of the Year after batting .337 (58x172) with 40 runs, 17 doubles, 14 homers and 43 RBI in 47 games with Tacoma...Underwent season-ending surgery on his left knee on Sept. 9...surgery was performed by Mariners Medical Director Dr. Edward Khalfayan...Hit .296 (29x98) with 14 RBI over his final 33 games to raise season batting average 65 points from .162 to .227 (since July 13)...Made two stints with the Mariners, April 30-May 18 & June 16-remainder of season...made first career start at catcher May 1 at Cleveland...Batted .282 (35x124) with 5 HR and 19 RBI in 38 games as a catcher...in 21 games at DH, batted .099 (7x71) with 2 RBI...also went 3-for-7 (.429) as a pinch-hitter...Went 2-for-4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI July 5 vs. Detroit...hit solo homer in 6th inning (off A. Galarraga) and a game-winning 2-run blast in the 8th (off F. Rodney)...received a standing ovation and took a curtain call...first career multi-homer game and first by a Mariners rookie since Kenji Johjima (6/27/06 at ARI)...became just the 11th rookie in club history to hit 2 homers in a game...Batted .325 (25x77) with 7 runs, 7 doubles and 12 RBI in August...Recorded career-high 3 hits Aug. 18 at Chicago (AL)...had 13 multi-hit games, including 7 in 26 games in August...HR #5 at Kansas City July 13 to give Seattle a 3-2 lead...2 of 5 homers provided go-ahead RBI...Combined to go 3x7 (.429) with a double, home run and 2 RBI June 22 (at ATL) and June 23 (at NYM)...Left game after 2.0 innings July 22 vs. Boston (torn fingernail on left thumb)...missed four games with the injury...Batted .337 (58x172) with 40 runs, 17 doubles, 14 home runs and 43 RBI in 47 games with Tacoma.2007Selected by Seattle on Sept. 4 and made Major League debut Sept. 7 at New York (AL)...appeared in 9 games, including 3 starts as designated hitter...hit game-tying home run as pinch hitter in the 9th inning on Sept. 26 vs. Cleveland (G2) -- first ML homer...in G1 added first career ML hit, a ground-rule pinch-hit double in the 8th off Tom Mastny...hit walk-off home run Sept. 28 vs. Texas, a two-run shot off Mike Wood...became the sixth rookie in team history to hit walk-off home run...hit safely in final five games he appeared, Sept. 26-29, batting .500 (6x12) with 4 runs scored, one double, 2 home runs and 3 RBI...spent the season with Tacoma, appearing in 74 games at catcher and 51 at DH...ranked third on the team with 35 doubles, 20 home runs and 80 RBI...hit a pair of two grand slams, April 28 at Las Vegas (off Mark Alexander) and Aug. 21 vs. Sacramento (off Brad Knox)...recorded 31 multi-hit games, including 8 three-hit games and 2 four-hit games (5/10 at Round Rock; 6/21 at Sacramento)...batted .301 (82x272) in 74 games as a catcher, compared to .235 (43x183) in 51 games as a designated hitter...hit .315 (40x127) vs. lefties and .259 (85x328) vs. right-handed pitchers...threw out 27% of baserunners (54 SB, 74 ATT), 7th among all catchers in the PCL with at least 72 games...played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League...hit .269 (14x52) with 3 home runs and 12 RBI...named to the AFL's Top Prospect Team.2006Started season with San Antonio (AA), appearing in 15 games...recorded a career-high 5 hits, going 5x5 with a run, 3 doubles and 3 RBI on April 30 vs. Springfield...on the disabled list from May 2-June 21 after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and bone chips removed out of his left elbow...promoted to Tacoma (AAA) on June 21 after returning from the DL...hit first career AAA home run, a grand slam in the 8th inning and recorded a season-high 4 RBI June 28 at Las Vegas...went 4-for-5 with 2 runs, 2 doubles and one RBI Aug. 3 at Iowa...played for the Waikiki BeachBoys in the Hawaiian Winter League, hitting .189 (10x53) in 21 games.2005Began pro career with Everett, appearing in four games...recorded his first career hit in first at-bat July 27 vs. Tri-City...promoted to Wisconsin on Aug. 2...hit safely in 23 of 27 games...recorded a season-high nine-game hit streak, hitting .571 (20x35) with nine runs, two doubles, four home runs and 9 RBI, Aug. 18-28...hit home runs in back-to-back games Aug. 19-20...named Midwest League Player of the Week, Aug. 22-28...hit .269 (18x67) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 11 RBI with the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.