Mortensen signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
The 32-year-old toiled in the Marlins organization last season, logging innings at both Double- and Triple-A. He struggled to the tune of a 7.80 ERA at the higher level, making it hard to believe he'll be anything more than an organizational depth piece moving forward. Mortensen does have a fair amount of MLB experience to his name at the very least, but his recent performance likely makes that a moot point.
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|2010||AAA-Sacramento River Cat|
|2011||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky|
|2012||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox|
|2013||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers|
|2016||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers|