The Colorado Rockies acquire Clayton Mortensen from the A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 25 January 2011 at 11:16 am

The Rockies have acquired 25-year old righty starting pitcher Clayton Mortensen from the A’s for 23-year old righty starting pitcher Ethan Hollingsworth. Mortensen pitched in 1 game (1 start) for the A’s last season and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. He also pitched in 26 games (all starts) in AAA-ball last year and he was 13-6 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Mortensen has now pitched in 8 games (7 starts) in parts of two seasons in the majors and he is 2-4 with a 7.12 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP. Hollingsworth pitched in 27 games (all starts) in A+AA-ball for the Rockies last season and he was 12-8 with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. I like this deal for the Rockies as Mortensen could help them in the rotation or the pen this year.

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