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Players try to stay above baseball's Mendoza Line

...baseball's dreaded Mendoza Line. It is not pretty to watch previously productive hitters like Brad Ausmus and Pat Burrell, Royce Clayton and David Bell hovering around the Line this season. Mendoza never was thrilled about living in that neighborhood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/03/bas_382962.shtml
Baseball
Reds turn to Nationals for bullpen help

...Felipe Lopez to the Washington Nationals. The Reds, hanging close in the NL Central race, also acquired shortstop Royce Clayton, infielder Brendan Harris and pitcher Daryl Thompson from the last-place Nationals. In addition, the Reds gave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/14/bas_88879.shtml
Baseball
Lopez shuts down Nats

...struck out seven and walked none. LaTroy Hawkins worked the eighth, retiring Robert Fick with two on and two outs. Royce Clayton went 3-for-3 with two doubles for the Nationals, who have lost nine of 11. John Patterson (1-1), activated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/24/bas_86546.shtml
Baseball
Ex-Braves sparkle in Dodgers victory

...ball with one out to load the bases. Russell Martin drove in the tie-breaking run with a grounder that shortstop Royce Clayton fielded and stepped on second for one out before throwing high to first baseman Scott Hatteberg. In Miami, pinch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/02/bas_91124.shtml
Baseball
Brewers rock Rockies

...Vizcaino after pinch-hitter Larry Walker reached on Overbay's error at first base. Vizcaino struck out pinch-hitter Royce Clayton, but Todd Helton made it 10-9 with a sacrifice fly. Preston Wilson followed with another hard-hit ball, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/02/bas_420837.shtml
Baseball
Smoltz throws complete game

...baseball's all-time strikeout list by sitting down Royce Clayton in the eighth inning. He has 2,611 career strikeouts...followed with a grounder to shortstop, but Washington's Royce Clayton was out of position, covering second base on Renteria's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/13/bra_81326.shtml
Braves
Enron Field could be slugger's park

...a slugger's sanctuary. "I think it's going to be a hitter's park, no question," Texas Rangers shortstop Royce Clayton said. "The ball seems to carry really well here. It's just a comfortable feeling. I'd be surprised if you don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/07/bas_286375.shtml
Baseball
Baseball notes: Torre perfect fit with Yankees

...and Cardinals, where he was deemed too lethargic. But with the Yankees, the fit seems perfect. Texas shortstop Royce Clayton said last week, "When I left St. Louis for the Rangers, people back there said Joe was too lax on his players...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/23/oth_236839.shtml
Other sports
A big league rookie thrives at 35

...eighth, Devil Rays manager Larry Rothschild summoned the 35-year-old left-hander to face Texas Rangers shortstop Royce Clayton. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Morris -- who only four months ago was a high school baseball coach and science teacher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/21/bas_270710.shtml
Baseball
Yankees crack Rockies

...ball glanced off of batter Aaron Miles and Freeman was sent back to second. He moved up when Miles grounded out, but Royce Clayton grounded out. Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his 24th save in 25 chances. The game ended when pinch-runner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/09/bas_418331.shtml
Baseball