A’s Designate Mortensen For Assignment

The A's announced that they designated right-hander Clayton Mortensen for assignment to create roster space for Grant Balfour, whose two-year deal is now official.'

Mortensen, a 2007 supplementary first round pick, has appeared in eight big league games over the course of the past two campaigns. He has posted a 7.12 ERA with 20 strikeouts and 15 walks in 26 2/3 innings for the A's and Cardinals in his big league career. The 25-year-old has a 4.29 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 as a minor leaguer.

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6 Comments on "A’s Designate Mortensen For Assignment"

4 years 7 months ago

Mortensen slots right into KC’s rotation nicely.

4 years 7 months ago

AAA ace for SD

4 years 7 months ago

Somebody had to take the hit. Unfortunately for Clayton it was him. I don’t think he will have trouble finding another job somewhere.

4 years 7 months ago

Kind of surprised but not really.

4 years 7 months ago

The A’s will probably wind up getting another prospect in return on this one. Mortensen quietly improved last year, and he still has an option left, so I’m sure more than one team will look into him.

4 years 7 months ago

Back to STL?