The Red Sox have obtained outfielder Quintin Berry from Kansas City for righthander Clayton Mortensen.

Berry 28 played 94 games for the Tigers last season hitting .258 and stealing 21 bases in as many attempts. The Royals claimed him off waivers June 4.

Berry has spent the entire 2013 season in Triple A (for Toledo and Omaha) and not performed well hitting .193 with a .309 on-base percentage and a .260 slugging percentage. He has 28 steals in 32 attempts.

Berry is not on the 40-man roster. Because of his speed the Red Sox see Berry potentially being of use as a pinch runner if that need arises in September or beyond.

Because Berry is part of the organization before Sept. 1 he would be eligible for the postseason roster.