Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 7/3/13
GLENN OSMUNDSON BOSTON--  According to a tweet from Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald Boston Red Sox pitcher Clayton Mortensen has cleared waivers. In turn he has been sent to Triple-A Pawtucket. Lauber tweeted the following earlier this afternoon.   RHP Clayton Mortensen has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. #RedSox For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, once a player clears waivers he remains property of his current team. In the case of Mortensen because he cleared waivers, he remains property of the Red Sox. Although his statistics may not be of All Star caliber, he has been a key asset to the Boston bullpen. He has appeared in 24 games with the big club this season notching 30.1 innings pitched. He has been efficient, striking out 21 batters and walking only one. The 21 strikeouts rank him 11th on the Red Sox pitching staff. However, he has given up 18 earned runs including three via the long ball, but his ability to work long outings in emergency...
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