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Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:06

Clayton Mortensen to the Disabled List, Boston Red Sox call up LHP Jose De La Torre

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Clayton Mortensen to the Disabled List; Boston Red Sox call up Jose De La Torre


The Red Sox have placed right-hander Clayton Mortensen on the 15-day disabled list due to a right hip impingement.He has pitched in four organizations over four years which were the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies and presently the Boston Red Sox. So far this season Clay has a record of 1-2 and a 5.33 earned run average with 6.2 K/9. Clay has also pitched in 24 games totaling 30 innings mostly in a set up role or the 7th inning role. 

In a corresponding move the Red Sox called up rookie left hander Jose De La Torre from Triple A Pawtucket to take Clay's spot on the 25 man roster. Jose has been apart of three organizations of his career which are the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox. He was acquired in the Brent Lillibridge deal where Boston sent Lillibridge to the Indians in exchange for De La Torre. De La Torre will be used out of the bullpen and will give the Red Sox another lefty to pair with Craig Breslow and Andrew Miller.