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Steve Clevenger returns from DL, will be Cubs’ main catcher

May 29, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

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Geovany Soto and Welington Castillo are both on the disabled list with knee injuries, so Steve Clevenger will have an opportunity to get most of the playing time behind the plate for the Cubs.

Clevenger has been on the DL himself with a strained oblique muscle, but is now healthy and Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports that the 26-year-old career minor leaguer will draw starts over recently acquired Koyie Hill.

Clevenger lacks power, but hit above .300 at Single-A, Double-A, and Triple-A while totaling nearly as many walks (183) as strikeouts (203). He’ll likely have at least two weeks of regular work until Soto returns.

  1. chuckleberry1974 - May 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    awesome. he’s from my neck of the woods here in maryland

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Well Clevenger is an offensive upgrade over Hill, but then again, so am I.

  3. Joe - May 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Clevenger is one of the better names I’ve seen in awhile. And it seems to fit the Cubs, too.

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