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Clement outrighted to Bradenton

September 1, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Jeff Clement will not be on the Pittsburgh Pirates postseason roster after the club outrighted the 29-year-old first baseman to Class A Advanced Bradenton on Friday.

Clement cleared waivers and was assigned to Bradenton along with infielder Chase d'Arnaud to make room on the Pirates' 25-man roster for outfielder Alex Presley and right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson, both of which had been at Triple-A Indianapolis.

The rosters for teams' postseason eligibility became frozen at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Friday night.

Clement was 0-for-6 after being called up from Indianapolis a week ago, starting one game at first base and serving as a pinch-hitter. The Marshalltown native was out of minor league options and had to be outrighted.

The major league rosters can expand from 25 to 40 players beginning today, and Clement is likely to return to Pittsburgh for Monday's three-game series opener against the Houston Astros.



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