Clayton Mortensen Eyeing Full-Time Roster Spot With Red Sox in 2013


BOSTON — Clayton Mortensen has shuttled back and forth from Triple-A to the majors on six occasions this season. One second, he’s a passenger on the team’s private charter to the West Coast, and the next, he’s riding the bus to an obscure East Coast town with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Regardless of the venue, Mortensen has dazzled in relief. In 20 games for the Red Sox — 34 innings — he’s tallied a 1-1 record and a 2.12 ERA, while racking up eight strikeouts.The 27-year-old said his success stems from his motivation to earn a full-time spot in the…

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