The Royals claimed Berry off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on June 4th, but he failed to appear in the majors for Kansas City. He has hit .222/.343/.292 over 48 games since the acquisition, all for Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2012, he played in 94 games for the Tigers, hitting .258/.330/.354 with 18 extra base hits and 44 runs scored.
It is believed that the Red Sox acquired Berry to use as a potential pinch-runner in anticipation for an upcoming playoff run. Berry has stolen 21 bases in his career without being caught once.
Mortensen posted a 5.34 ERA over 30 and 1/3 innings for the Red Sox this season, before being sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket in June. He made 8 relief appearances for the Pawtucket Red Sox before being moved into the rotation on August 2nd. He has made 6 starts since then and has a cumulative 2.47 ERA in 43 and 2/3 innings for Pawtucket. He has a K/9 of 8.0, but is also walking over 4 batters per 9 innings.
The Red Sox acquired Mortensen for Marco Scutaro in a January, 2012 trade with the Colorado Rockies. He has pitched in 74 games with the Cardinals, Athletics, Rockies, and Red Sox, accruing a -0.2 WAR and 94 ERA+.
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