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Top Ernie Clement News

  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Inks minors deal with Toronto

    Clement signed a minor-league contract Tuesday with the Blue Jays which includes an invitation to major-league spring training.

    Clement struggled to attract interest all winter after batting just .184/.243/.209 over 179 major-league plate appearances last season between the Guardians and Athletics. The soon-to-be 27-year-old will function as organizational infield depth for Toronto heading into the 2023 campaign. He has also played some corner outfield.

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  • Ernie Clement: Released by Oakland

    Clement was released by the Athletics on Sunday.

    Clement was designated for assignment by Oakland last weekend, and he'll become a free agent as part of a series of roster cuts Sunday. The 26-year-old played in 70 games between the Guardians and Athletics last year and hit .184 with 19 runs and six RBI.

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  • Athletics' Ernie Clement: Designated for assignment

    Clement was designated for assignment by the Athletics, the team announced Tuesday.

    The club needed to clear spots on the 40-man roster for Aledmys Diaz and Jace Peterson. Clement was a waiver claim by the A's in September and will now go through that process again.

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  • Athletics' Ernie Clement: Returns to bench

    Clement is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    Clement started each of the Athletics' last three games, going 1-for-12 with a double and a run. He's produced just one hit in 17 at-bats since being activated by the Athletics on Sept. 24 after the team claimed him off waivers from Cleveland.

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  • Athletics' Ernie Clement: Claimed by A's

    Clement was claimed off waivers by the Athletics on Friday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    The Guardians designated Clement for assignment earlier this week, but Oakland -- an organization with much less depth -- added him to the 40-man roster. Clement hit .200 with zero home runs and zero steals in 145 at-bats this season, but his defensive versatility is a selling point from a real-life perspective.

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  • Athletics' Ernie Clement: Activated by Athletics

    Clement was added to the Athletics' active roster Saturday.

    The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers by Oakland on Friday and will join the active roster a day later after Sheldon Neuse was designated for assignment. Clement hit .200 with 18 runs and six RBI over 64 games with the Guardians earlier in the year, and he should serve as a utility man with his new club.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Cast off 40-man roster

    The Guardians designated Clement for assignment Wednesday.

    Clement was moved off the 40-man roster in order for the Guardians to clear up a spot for rookie outfielder Will Brennan, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Columbus. While filling a utility role for Cleveland this season, Clement had seen action in 64 games and produced a .200/.264/.221 slash line over 161 plate appearances.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Recalled by Cleveland

    Clement was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Clement was demoted to Columbus in early August and will return to Cleveland with big-league rosters expanding to 28 players. The 26-year-old has a .492 OPS in 158 plate appearances in the bigs this season and should fill a utility role while up in the majors.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Heads to minors

    The Guardians optioned Clement to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.

    Clement will surrender his role as the Guardians' top utility infielder to Tyler Freeman, who was called up from Columbus in a corresponding move. The 26-year-old Clement had seen scarce playing time at the big-league level this season, with most of his opportunities coming against left-handed pitching. He hit just .203 with three extra-base hits -- all doubles -- in 158 plate appearances with Cleveland.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Hitting better in July

    Clement has gone 7-for-22 (.318) through nine games in July.

    Clement hit safely in five straight games before going 0-for-1 off the bench against the Tigers on Saturday. Andres Gimenez (foot) left the contest in the fifth inning, and if he misses time, Clement could see a corresponding uptick in opportunities. The 26-year-old utility man is slashing just .211/.271/.234 with five RBI, 14 runs scored and three doubles through 141 plate appearances. Owen Miller could also pick up time at the keystone, which makes it unclear if Clement will see that much of a boost if Gimenez if out beyond the All-Star break.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Back on bench Tuesday

    Clement is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.

    Clement made two straight starts at third base to close out the Guardians' weekend series with the Dodgers, but he'll move back into his usual reserve role Tuesday with Jose Ramirez (thumb) ready to go after a brief absence. Along with Ramirez, designated hitter Franmil Reyes (hamstring) is back in action Tuesday, putting the Guardians lineup back at full strength. As a result, Clement is expected to see limited opportunities moving forward, with most of the starts he receives likely to come against left-handed pitching.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Playing time still limited

    Clement has started four of the Guardians' 11 games in June.

    He's started to mix into the lineup with a little more frequency, but Clement remains without a clear path to at-bats. He's gone 2-for-14 with three strikeouts and a walk through five contests in June, dropping his season slash line to .214/.275/.250 in 92 plate appearances.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Rarely playing in May

    Clement is 3-for-10 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored across eight games in May.

    With the Guardians' infield fully healthy, there hasn't been much of an opportunity for Clement to start. He'll likely see most of his limited playing time at second base if Owen Miller's hitting form starts to slip, but it's unlikely Clement sees much more than a bench role in the immediate future. Clement has a .204/.283/.259 slash line with three doubles, seven runs scored and three RBI through 61 plate appearances.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Back on bench after three starts

    Clement is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

    Clement started each of the last three games at either second or third base, going 1-for-11 over that stretch. Though he's out of the lineup Sunday, Clement has indirectly benefited from the absence of Amed Rosario (wrist), who is also on the bench after missing the previous two contests. The Guardians believe Rosario's injury isn't a long-term concern, so Clement's playing time should begin to trend down once Rosario checks back into the lineup.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Getting second start

    Clement will start at second base and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Reds, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    He'll be filling in at the keystone for the lefty-hitting Andres Gimenez, who is getting a breather with southpaw Nick Lodolo on the hill. Gimenez isn't part of a strict platoon, but the righty-hitting Clement's ability to play multiple infield and outfield spots could allow him to pick up steady starts against southpaws, especially while he's performing well. Through three games, Clement has gone 4-for-8 with two walks, three runs and an RBI.

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  • Guardians' Ernie Clement: Slated to begin year in majors

    Clement has made the Guardians' Opening Day roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Clement secured a reserve role with the major-league club after he hit .455 with two home runs, three doubles, eight RBI, five runs and four strikeouts across 10 Cactus League appearances this spring. He slashed .231/.285/.339 with three homers, 16 runs and nine RBI across 40 games with Cleveland last year.

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  • Indians' Ernie Clement: Dropped from active roster

    Clement was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Clement gave Cleveland extra infield depth with Amed Rosario away on bereavement leave, but he's no longer needed now that Rosario has gone through COVID-19 protocols and is back with the team. Clement went 3-for-11 with a homer during his brief time with the team but still owns a .624 OPS through 40 games thus far in his rookie season.

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  • Indians' Ernie Clement: Leaves yard in win

    Clement went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Tuesday's win over the Royals.

    Clement took Daniel Lynch deep with a 396-foot blast in the third inning. The long ball accounted for his first hit in three games since getting recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday. Overall this season, the 25-year-old is batting .227/.276/.336 with three homers across 39 games.

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  • Indians' Ernie Clement: Called up from Triple-A

    Cleveland recalled Clement from Triple-A Columbus ahead of Wednesday's game against the Twins.

    He'll join Cleveland as a replacement on the active roster for Amed Rosario (personal), who was placed on the bereavement list. Andres Gimenez will start at shortstop Wednesday and is expected to serve as the primary option at the position while Rosario is away from the team, but Clement could push Owen Miller and Yu Chang for work at second base in the short term.

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  • Indians' Ernie Clement: Reinstated, sent down

    Clement (undisclosed) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list and optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    Clement had been on the injured list since Aug. 26, but he began a rehab assignment at Double-A Akron on Saturday. He went 1-for-7 with three strikeouts across his two appearances and will remain in the minors at Triple-A Columbus after right-hander Aaron Civale (finger) was reinstated from the 60-day IL on Tuesday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 170 lbs
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Age: 26
School: Virginia
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R