Cardinals sign veteran hurler Matt Clement

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Right-hander Matt Clement, who has not pitched in a major league game since June of 2006, has signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Curt Schilling files for free agency

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has filed for free agency.

Indians ship Jason Johnson to Boston

CLEVELAND, June 21 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Indians Wednesday traded pitcher Jason Johnson to Boston for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

MLB: Minnesota 8, Boston 1

MINNEAPOLIS, June 15 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau had his second career grand slam and Brad Radke threw six solid innings as the Minnesota Twins beat Boston Wednesday, 8-1.

MLB: Boston 8, Detroit 3

DETROIT, June 4 (UPI) -- Alex Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez all hit home runs Sunday as Boston beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-3.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 8, Boston 6

BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Melky Cabrera had two hits and four RBI Wednesday night as the New York Yankees beat Boston, 8-6.

MLB: Boston 5, Philadelphia 3

PHILADELPHIA, May 19 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBI Friday as the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-3.

MLB: Texas 6, Boston 0

BOSTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Gary Matthews Jr. tripled and drove in three runs Friday night as the Texas Rangers beat Boston, 6-0, in a game called because of rain after 5½ innings.

MLB: Boston 7, Toronto 4

BOSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis had three hits, drove in two runs and scored once Thursday night as Boston beat Toronto, 7-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 28 (UPI) -- Ty Wigginton drove in two runs Friday night to help Tampa Bay beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-2.

MLB: Boston 6, Toronto 3

TORONTO, April 23 (UPI) -- David Ortiz and Mike Lowell both drove in two runs Sunday as Boston beat Toronto, 6-3, to avoid a three-game sweep.

MLB: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run double in the eighth inning Tuesday to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

MLB: Toronto 8, Boston 6

BOSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells hit a grand slam during a six-run second inning Thursday night as Toronto beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-6.

MLB: Boston 14, Baltimore 8

BALTIMORE, April 8 (UPI) -- Trot Nixon hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs Friday night as the Boston Red Sox pasted Baltimore, 14-8.

MLB: Boston 14, Baltimore 8

BALTIMORE, April 7 (UPI) -- Matt Clement threw seven solid innings, and the Red Sox cashed in on six first-inning walks by Daniel Cabrera in 14-8 rout of Baltimore Friday night.
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Matt Clement
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Clement throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning Monday, April 18, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (UPI Photo/Tannen Maury)

Matthew Paul Clement (born August 12, 1974, in Butler Township, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Clement played for the San Diego Padres (1998-2000), Florida Marlins (2001), Chicago Cubs (2002-2004) and Boston Red Sox (2005-2006). While on the Red Sox active roster, he was injured all of the 2007 season. He batted and threw right-handed.

Clement had a sinking fastball in the low 90s and a hard slider he mixed with a four-seamer and a changeup. He held opposing batters to a .233 batting average from 2002-05, while posting a 47-42 record and a 3.99 ERA.

In June 2004, Clement was 6-2 and a candidate to be named to the All-Star Game. But in his next six starts before the break, Clement went 0-4, despite a 2.15 ERA. His run support in those starts was just 1.19 runs per game. He finished with a 3.68 ERA but went 9-13 for the Cubs, who scored only 79 runs in his 30 starts (which is 2.63 runs of support per game, the sixth-lowest mark in the NL). Against American League teams in interleague play, Clement had a 7-7 record with a 3.60 ERA in 19 starts.

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