Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Butler hires former major leaguer as basketball coach

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Matt Clement, a right-hander who won 87 games during nine major league seasons, has been hired as the boys basketball coach for the western Pennsylvania high school he attended.
Clement is to coach at Butler High School, which is about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. The 34-year-old Clement last pitched in the majors for Boston in 2006 before shoulder problems ended his career. He had his best season in 2005, going 13-6 with a 4.57 ERA for the Red Sox and making the AL All-Star team.
Clement won 10 or more games five times, going 14-12 for the Cubs in 2003. He ended his career with an 87-86 record for the Padres, Cubs, Marlins and Red Sox.

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