Because lefthanded relievers with control are a valued commodity, Clements was one
of the players the Pirates asked for when they sent John Candelaria
and George Hendrick
to the Angels in 1985. Clements, a rookie, was 5-0 when traded. He went 0-6 in 92
appearances for Pittsburgh before he was sent to the Yankees with Rick Rhoden
the 1986 season.