Here are five little known facts about Clete:
- He was drafted by the Twins on the 5th round of the 2003 draft but did not sign and went to Auburn University instead. Drafted by the Tigers on the 6th round of the 2005 draft as a Junior.
- His High School team won the State Championship (Florida) in 2002 when he was a senior at Mosley High School
- He was a member of the 1996 U.S. South Region Champs that advanced to the Little League World Series
- His first name is Micheal, but goes by his middle name Clete and has a brother, Alex, who is 18 years his junior
- He underwent Tommy John surgery; a rarity for position players; he is close friends with Denard Span and will wear number 36 for the Twins, recently vacated by Joe Nathan