Mar 31 3:09p
Clement has decided to retire from baseball, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.
The former No. 3 overall pick by the Mariners in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft after a storied career at Marshalltown High School in Iowa, Clement never experienced anywhere close to the major league success of many of the players selected in one of the most loaded drafts in recent memory. The 30-year-old appeared in just 152 career games over parts of four seasons with the Mariners and Pirates, posting a career .218 batting average and 14 home runs.