A year ago today, Jeff Clement made a start for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  It was his first start in over two months, after spending a lot of time in AAA.  Clement would only make two more starts before being placed on the disabled list with left knee irritation.  A later exam found a microfracture in his knee, which required surgery.  Over the off-season he was outrighted off the 40-man roster, and he missed all of Spring Training.  He's only recently made his way back to the AAA level, where he is 6-for-13 in his first four games.

The knee injury certainly didn't rob Clement of any playing time.  He played his way out of Pittsburgh last year, hitting for a .201/.237/.368 line.  The former catching prospect was moved to first base, which raised some concerns from Pirates fans about his d...

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