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Clevenger Embraces Catching Role

Steve Clevenger (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- It's rare that a catcher carrying a .327 batting average has to split time. That's the case with Tennessee Smokies catcher Steve Clevenger.

Clevenger splits time behind the plate with Welington Castillo, who is highly regarded as the top catching prospect in the organization. But rather than get dejected over a lack of playing time, Clevenger uses Castillo to better himself. "I hope Willie the best when he plays and I'm sure he hopes me the best when I play," Clevenger says. "It's really not a competition. We learn from each...

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