Matt Clement Matthew Paul Clement (born August 12, 1974 in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. Previously, Clement played for the San Diego Padres (1998-2000), Florida Marlins (2001) and Chicago Cubs (2002-04). He bats and throws right-handed.
From 1998 through 2005, Clement has posted a 82-81 record with 1174 strikeouts and a 4.37 ERA in 1347.3 innings.
Clement has a sinking fastball in the low 90s and a hard slider he mixes with a four-seamer and a changeup. He has 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 an obvious 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 just 9-13 for the Cubs, who scored only 79 runs in his 30 starts (4.03 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.