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Top Ernie Clement News

  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Sent down to Triple-A

    Clement was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.

    Cam Eden is coming up to absorb Clement's spot on the Blue Jays' roster. Clement boasts an .885 OPS in 52 plate appearances in the majors this season, but his opportunities have been few and far between.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Moves into utility role

    Clement is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

    Though he drew the start at shortstop in Wednesday's 10-0 loss to Texas, Clement has moved back into a utility role since Bo Bichette was reinstated from the 10-day injured list last Friday. Clement is now on the bench for the third time in four games and is expected to see few opportunities moving forward now that Toronto has recently welcomed both of its regular starters on the left side of the infield (Bichette and Matt Chapman) back from the IL.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Extends hitting streak to three

    Clement went 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Rockies.

    Clement committed two errors in the field, but he was able to produce at the plate once again Saturday after he providing a home run and a triple in Friday's series-opening win. The 27-year-old will receive the starting nod at shortstop and will bat seventh Sunday, but his run as the Blue Jays' primary option at the position could end as soon as next Friday, when Bo Bichette (quadricep) could be ready to return from the 10-day injured list.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Nabs third straight start

    Clement will start at shortstop and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

    He'll man shortstop for the third game in a row after going 2-for-7 at the dish between the first two contests of the series with Washington. The Blue Jays seem content to go with Clement as their primary option at shortstop until Bo Bichette (quadricep) is cleared to return from the 10-day injured list.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Returns to majors

    Clement was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.

    The 27-year-old utility man will provide some infield depth while Matt Chapman (finger) is on the 10-day injured list and while Bo Bichette (quadricep) is day-to-day. Clement has a career .542 OPS over parts of three big-league seasons.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Optioned back to Triple-A

    Toronto optioned Clement to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

    Clement drew only one plate appearance during his brief stay on the Blue Jays' major-league roster. The 27-year-old infielder has posted an excellent .352/.417/.543 slash line in 52 games this season at the Triple-A level.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Rejoins big club

    Clement was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

    It'll likely be a short stay in the big leagues for the 27-year-old since trade-acquisition Paul DeJong should soon join his new team. Clement has played in just 12 MLB games this season and is 3-for-7 with a stolen base, two RBI and three runs.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Sent down to Triple-A

    The Blue Jays optioned Clement to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.

    Clement has had a couple stints with the Blue Jays this season but has logged just nine plate appearances. He'll return to a utility role at Buffalo.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Recalled from Triple-A

    Clement was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Clement is 2-for-5 at the dish during his brief time in the majors this season. He'll provide depth along the infield for the Blue Jays.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Optioned to Triple-A

    Clement was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

    Clement was up with the big club for a couple weeks but managed to accrue just six plate appearances, reaching base twice. He'll return to Buffalo and hope to get another call from the big club.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Added to roster

    The Blue Jays selected Clement's contract from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

    Clement was batting .328/.408/.512 with five homers and six steals at Buffalo. He'll give the Jays some positional versatility while Santiago Espinal (hamstring) is out.

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  • Blue Jays' Ernie Clement: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Clement was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Blue Jays on Monday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

    Clement was signed to a minor-league deal last week, and the former Cleveland and Oakland infielder will provide organizational depth for the Blue Jays; likely at the Triple-A level.

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  • 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 MLB.com 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 MLB.com 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 MLB.com 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 170 lbs
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Age: 27
School: Virginia
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R