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.

6 Responses to A’s Designate Mortensen For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Pete 5 years ago

    Mortensen slots right into KC’s rotation nicely.

  2. AAA ace for SD

  3. RepOak 5 years 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. zonis 5 years ago

    Kind of surprised but not really.

  5. Guest 5 years 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.

  6. Back to STL?

Leave a Reply