For those of you who have asked "where is Jeff Clement" all throughout Spring Training, Jon Paul Morosi has a detailed update.  Clement had a knee injury, which caused him to be removed from the list of non-roster invitees for Spring Training earlier this year, and kept him out of action during Spring Training.  Morosi reports that Clement won't appear at any level until July, at the earliest, due to surgery on his knee.

The article goes in to more detail, pointing out the great draft class of 2005, showing why you should never draft for need (Seattle picked Clement over Troy Tulowitzki because they needed a catcher), and providing this quote from Clement:
“But as far as being done, or considering myself a bust, no way would I say that. I feel like my career is far from over. There’s s...

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