Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:44:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte (back) has been assigned to Double-A Springfield on a 30-day rehabilitation assignment. He is scheduled to pitch Sunday, Aug. 31, at Tulsa.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:01:05 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte (back) threw between 30 to 35 pitches during a bullpen session Friday, Aug. 29, and said he did not have any issues. Motte could go on a rehab assignment or throw a simulated game in the near future.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:38:05 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte (back) said Monday, Aug. 18, that he "felt good today," but he has not yet been cleared to resume throwing. He said he plans to add some plyometrics to his work Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:48:53 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte (back) is not close to returning from the disabled list, and he has yet to resume throwing. Motte will also need to go on a rehab assignment before coming back.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:29:59 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte (back) will go to the minors for a rehab assignment, according to manager Mike Matheny.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:06:03 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals placed RP Jason Motte (back) on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back sprain Friday, Aug. 8, and recalled RP Nick Greenwood from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:49:24 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Pat Neshek nailed down the save Tuesday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: Trevor Rosenthal had a heavy workload over the weekend when he notched three saves. It's likely the team wanted him to have two days off. Neshek certainly appears to be the next in line over Jason Motte.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:43:42 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte struck out two and touched 96 mph on the radar gun with his fastball against the heart of the Washington Nationals' order Sunday, June 15, after not having pitched in eight days. It was only the second time in nine games since he rejoined the team that he pitched when the team was protecting a lead. Motte is feeling great and has given up nine hits while walking two over 8 1/3 innings.
Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals are likely resting Motte so they can have him in peak form for the remainder of the season. Because of his closing experience, he's probably next in line in case Trevor Rosenthal is injured or faulters, but Rosenthal isn't in any imminent danger.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:33:54 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals CL Trevor Rosenthal blew his third save Wednesday, June 4.
Fantasy Tip: In his defense, he entered with two runners on in a 2-0 game. He didn't get a borderline call on a 3-2 count to load the bases, gave up a broken-bat groundout that scored a run and a clean single to score the second run. He has been inconsistent all year, but teams are catching up to his heater. Keep an eye on this situation with Jason Motte back. Pat Neshek is a possibility, as well.
Thu, 22 May 2014 07:52:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte's fastball velocity sat at 92-93 mph in his season debut Wednesday, May 21. "I learned a long time it's not what you throw, it's where you throw it," Motte said. "I was just trying to go out there and locate."
Fantasy Tip: While Motte is discounting the decreased velocity, it could be an issue moving forward. Motte relied on his heat to put hitters away because his secondary pitches aren't that great. He could regain his 95-plus-mph heat in time, but the soon-to-be 32-year-old will have to adjust if it doesn't return.