Clevenger got just one at-bat during his time with the Orioles and was twice used as a late-game defensive replacement. The Orioles' Opening Day backup catcher, Clevenger was the odd man out when the O's made a trade for Nick Hundley from San Diego in late May.
The Orioles will have to make another roster move on Tuesday to clear a spot for Miguel Gonzalez, who was also optioned to make a start in the Minor Leagues over the break. Manager Buck Showalter said the team was monitoring an injury to a pitcher on Monday, and if that turned up OK, they would likely option a bullpen arm to make room for Gonzalez.
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