Jeff Clement hit .276 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI in 112 games with Indianapolis this season. He ranked second in the International League with 35 doubles and seventh with a .486 slugging percentage. The first baseman is hitless in seven at bats since his promotion from Triple-A on 8/24. Clement spoke with PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko about being back in the big leagues.
September 5, 2012
Hitting for the cycle. It's only happened three times in Victory Field history since the field opened in 1996. Former Indianapolis Indian outfielder Jason Conti hit for the cycle on July 10, 2003 against the Norfolk Tides. Outfielder Alex Presley hit for the cycle his third game in an Indians uniform during the game against the Toledo Mud Hens on June 27, 2010.
June 10, 2012
Jeff Clement went 1-for-3 in the Pirates opening day 11-5 win over the Dodgers. The converted catcher handled his defensive chores well at first base. Clement spoke with PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko about the work he has put in learning a new position.
April 7, 2010
Jeff Clement was acquired from the Seattle Mariners in a seven player trade in July. The 26-year old 1b/c batted .288 with Tacoma of the PCL, with 14 home runs and 68 RBI. At Triple A Indianapolis he hit .224 with seven home runs and 22 RBI. Clement missed the last few weeks of the season with a strained oblique muscle. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Clement recently.
October 27, 2009
Seattle on Thursday made another long-awaited step towards securing its future, finally viewing aging first baseman Richie Sexson as a sunk cost by releasing the underperforming veteran. Over the past two seasons, hitting a baseball has been extremely difficult for Sexson, perhaps the ultimate example or the face of the Mariners' willingness to overpay for aging, unproductive stars on the decline.
July 10, 2008
The Seattle Mariners on Monday afternoon fired their embattled general manager, Bill Bavasi. Bavasi took over a promising franchise at the end of the 2003 season, but made a plethora of poor baseball-related decisions that have crippled the organization. The Mariners' dismal showing over first few months and poor record proved to be the last straw, though.
June 16, 2008