Jared Mortensen

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Jared Paul Mortensen

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jared Mortensen has pitched in the minors and for Team Canada.

Mortensen finished 4th in LSU Shreveport history in strikeouts (257) and tied for 5th in wins (21). He opened 2013 with the independent Grand Prairie AirHogs, going 4-6 with a 3.77 ERA. Tampa Bay Rays scout Matthew Hahn signed him as an undrafted free agent and he finished the year with the Charlotte Stone Crabs (8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 18 K in 17 1/3 IP, 2-0).

The right-hander split 2014 between Charlotte (2-1, 2.93) and the Montgomery Biscuits (5-1, 5.73). He opened 2015 stronger with the Biscuits (5-3, 3.43, 1.11 WHIP) then made his debut with Team Canada as a starter in a win over Colombia in the 2015 Pan American Games. He lost a game against Team USA, Canada's lone loss of the tournament as they got Gold. He was 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA as the only member of the rotation not to have MLB experience; Canada's other starters were Chris Leroux, Phillippe Aumont, Shawn Hill and Jeff Francis.