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St. Louis Cardinals
Career W-L
17-13
 
Career ERA
3.03
Name  Jason Motte
Born  6/22/1982
Height  6-0
Weight  205
Number  30
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/20/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals have activated Jason Motte (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Motte missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery. He'll serve as a set-up man for Trevor Rosenthal, who has been shaky this season.
 
3/13/2014 8:52:00 PM
Description: St. Louis reliever Jason Motte, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last May, will throw live BP on Friday, according to mlb.com. He has spent the past few weeks increasing the intensity of his bullpen sessions so that he could move onto the next phase in his recovery.
Insight: Motte led the National League in saves in 2012 with 42 but missed all of last season. He'll likely end up being a setup man for Trevor Rosenthal so he'll have limited fantasy value in all leagues except those who accumulate holds.
 
3/11/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: St. Louis reliever Jason Motte, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last May, threw a final bullpen session before he is scheduled to face live hitters.
Insight: Motte led the National League in saves in 2012 with 42 but missed all of last season. He'll likely end up being a setup man for Trevor Rosenthal so he'll have limited fantasy value in all leagues except those who accumulate holds.
 
2/25/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: St. Louis reliever Jason Motte, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last May, is doubtful for Opening Day but says April is a possibility, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Motte led the National League in saves in 2012 with 42 but missed all of last season. Edward Mujica took over and saved 37 games but lost the job to Trevor Rosenthal late in the season. Rosenthal is expected to close this season with Motte eventually serving as the eighth-inning man.
 
10/11/2013 9:51:00 AM
Description: St. Louis reliever Jason Motte, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in May, began light throwing exercises last month.
Insight: Motte isn't expected to be ready for the start of the 2014 season. Edward Mujica took over the closer role for the Cardinals in his absence and saved 37 games. He blew just four save opportunities.
 
5/3/2013 7:56:00 PM
Description: St. Louis reliever Jason Motte is set to have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. SOURCE: Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Insight: That should sideline him for at least the next 12 months. Edward Mujica's interim closer label can now be removed.
 
4/30/2013 7:29:00 PM
Description: Cardinals closer Jason Motte (elbow) threw about 25 times from 60 feet and then 10 times from 90 feet Tuesday and felt no pain, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: An MRI on April 9 revealed a torn UCL in Motte's right elbow, an injury that usually requires Tommy John surgery. The team gave the right-hander a deadline of May 1 to show improvement, and will likely extend that after Tuesday's session. There's a chance he'll be able to avoid surgery and return at some point this season, but it is slim.
 
4/9/2013 8:14:00 PM
Description: The MRI on Jason Motte's right elbow revealed a tear to his ulnar collateral ligament, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Insight: The team will give him until May 1 to show improvement, otherwise he'll have Tommy John surgery. Fantasy owners should grab Mitchell Boggs if he's still available.
 
4/8/2013 8:47:00 PM
Description: According to Cardinals.com, righthander Jason Motte will have another MRI on his injured elbow on Tuesday.
Insight: That doesn't sound very encouraging and it's also worth mentioning that Motte hasn't thrown a single pitch since straining his elbow in mid-March. He'll regain the closer's role once he's healthy but for now Mitchell Boggs will handle the ninth inning for the Red Birds.
 
3/29/2013 7:25:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals placed closer Jason Motte (elbow strain) on the DL, retroactive to March 22.
Insight: Motte (42 saves in 2012) was expected to be a top-five closer in 2013, but elbow injuries are always a cause for concern, even minor strains of the flexor tendon. Mitchell Boggs is expected to serve as the closer until Motte returns.
 
3/23/2013 11:19:00 AM
Description: Cardinals closer Jason Motte has an elbow strain and is expected to start the season on the disabled list. The MRI analysis called it a mild strain, according to Derrick Gold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Motte (42 saves in 2012) was expected to be a top-five closer in 2013, but this injury should waive a huge red flag for fantasy owners. Mitchell Boggs is the most likely candidate to take over the closer role until Motte returns.
 
1/22/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: Cardinals closer Jason Motte agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract to avoid arbitration.
Insight: Motte ranked fourth in our 2012 fantasy reliever review after saving 42 games with a 2.75 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 86 strikeouts in 72 innings.
 
10/18/2012 11:31:00 AM
Description: Cardinals closer Jason Motte should still be available for Game 4 of the NLCS despite picking up the final six outs of Game 3.
Insight: St. Louis manager Mike Matheny turned to Motte in the eighth and the closer blew away San Francisco for six outs on 19 pitches. Motte has recorded a win and three saves this postseason with a 1.23 ERA after saving five games with a 2.19 ERA in the 2011 playoffs.
 
5/15/2012 8:01:00 PM
Description: Jason Motte blew his second save of the year Tuesday by allowing a ninth inning solo home run to Alfonso Soriano. Soriano's solo shot knotted the score at 6-6 but Yadier Molina bailed Motte out with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom half of the inning.
Insight: There's no need for fantasy owners to be overly concerned about this rare flawed outing from Motte. The righthander is 6-for-8 in save chances this season and is still carrying a 2.45 ERA for the season.
 
8/4/2010 5:55:00 PM
Description: Cardinals RP Jason Motte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained shoulder, two days after he had complained of irritation during an appearance. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: This injury hurts more in real baseball than it does in fantasy baseball.
 
4/28/2010 11:03:00 AM
Description: Motte picked up his first save of the season on Tuesday night, as he pitched 1.2 scoreless innings agains the Braves.
Insight: Normal closer Ryan Franklin has worked the previous two days, so he was given the night off. Motte may pick up a stray save here and there, but as long as Franklin is effective he isn't likely to get a lot of opportunities. He has a 2.08 ERA so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)