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Clayton Mortensen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Royals re-signed RHP Clayton Mortensen to a minor league contract.
Mortensen will again serve as emergency organizational rotation depth for Kansas City. The 31-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013, when he posted a 5.34 ERA across 30 1/3 innings with the Red Sox. Mon, Feb 15, 2016 09:13:00 AM

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Royals re-signed RHP Clayton Mortensen to a minor league contract.

Mortensen spent all of 2014 with Triple-A Omaha, posting a 4.74 ERA and 62/22 K/BB ratio in 76 innings over 15 starts and one relief appearance. The 29-year-old owns a 4.68 ERA in the majors while making stops with the Red Sox, Athletics, Rockies, and Cardinals. He's organizational depth for Kansas City.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Royals re-signed RHP Clayton Mortensen to a minor league contract.

He seems likely to receive an invitation to spring training. Acquired from the Red Sox in the Quintin Berry deal, Mortensen put up a 5.34 ERA over 24 appearances for Boston this season.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Royals acquired RHP Clayton Mortensen from the Red Sox for OF Quintin Berry.

Mortensen was outrighted off Boston's 40-man roster back in July after he posted a 5.34 ERA in 24 appearances in the majors this season. The 28-year-old could be an option for the bullpen or the starting rotation if needed.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Red Sox sent RHP Clayton Mortensen outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Mortensen was designated for assignment last week and made it through waivers without a claim. He had a 5.34 ERA in 24 appearances this year in the majors.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Red Sox designated RHP Clayton Mortensen for assignment.

Mortensen just returned from the disabled list this week and has a 5.34 ERA over 24 appearances at the major league level. The Red Sox have called up Jonathan Diaz to replace him on the active roster.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Clayton Mortensen from the 15-day disabled list.

Mortensen, out since June 10 with a right hip impingement, allowed two runs in four innings over three rehab appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket. He returns to a 5.34 ERA over 30 1/3 innings this season.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 12:36:00 PM

Clayton Mortensen (hip) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Mortensen was placed on the disabled list last week with a right hip impingement and is eligible to return next weekend. The 28-year-old has a 5.34 ERA and 21/16 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings this season.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 05:15:00 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Clayton Mortensen on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip impingement.

Mortensen has been battling the injury since April and finally agreed to take a few weeks off. The right-hander has posted a 5.34 ERA in 30 1/3 innings this year.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Clayton Mortensen could land on the disabled list with a hip problem.

No word on the severity of the injury, but this would allow the Red Sox to add a fresh arm to the bullpen. Jose De La Torre is expected to be called up prior to Tuesday's game.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Clayton Mortensen has won an Opening Day bullpen spot.

Mortensen is out of options, so he would have been exposed to waivers if he didn't make the 25-man roster. He posted a 3.21 ERA in 26 appearances with the Red Sox last season.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Clayton Mortensen from Double-A Portland.

The move was made prior to Tuesday's game. Mortensen pitched two scoreless innings of relief Friday against the Blue Jays and has a 2.12 ERA in 20 appearances (34 innings) this season.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 05:06:00 AM

Red Sox optioned RHP Clayton Mortensen to Double-A Portland.

Mortensen will likely be brought back up when Portland's season ends on Monday. The right-handed reliever has a 2.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 32 MLB innings this season.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 06:49:00 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Clayton Mortensen from Triple-A Pawtucket.

He'll replace the injured Vicente Padilla (biceps) on the active roster. Mortensen has a 1.17 ERA and 17/7 K/BB ratio over 23 innings with the Red Sox this season and will pitch in middle relief.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:28:00 AM

The Red Sox are expected to call up right-hander Clayton Mortensen for Wednesday's game.

The Red Sox have yet to make an official roster move, but speculation is that Vicente Padilla could be placed on the disabled list. Mortensen has a solid 1.17 ERA and 17/7 K/BB ratio over 23 innings in the majors this season.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:15:00 AM

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