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Rockies | Jason Motte still recovering

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:02:20 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Jason Motte (shoulder) remains in Arizona. He's making some progress and is doing strengthening exercises, according to trainer Keith Dugger. "The next step for him is to start playing catch and we should see that in the next couple of days. He's pain-free. We are just letting it heal a little bit," Dugger said.

Fantasy Tip: Motte was in consideration for closing duties before he was injured this spring. Now Jake McGee seems firmly entrenched in the ninth inning, but he could have a short leash, meaning Motte could see some closing opportunities later this year if McGee falters. Keep Motte on your radar in deeper leagues if you're chasing saves.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Patrick Saunders

Rockies | Jason Motte strengthening shoulder

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:02:59 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Jason Motte (shoulder) began a strengthening program Monday, April 4.

Fantasy Tip: Motte is a speculative stash for save chasers in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery and return timeline, but he wasn't impressive in 2015. Motte posted an underwhelming 3.91 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 6.3 K/9 through 48 1/3 innings.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding

Rockies | Jason Motte out with shoulder strain

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:39:45 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Jason Motte (shoulder) is out indefinitely with a shoulder strain and will miss the start of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Motte could resurface later in the year, but Jake McGee looks to have little keeping him from the closer spot. Motte is probably just a depth stash in NL-only leagues, and McGee is a high-end RP3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Patrick Saunders

Rockies | Closer-by-committee approach for Rockies?

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:10:07 -0800

Colorado Rockies RPs Jake McGee, Jason Motte, Chad Qualls and Adam Ottavino (elbow) are all candidates to pitch in the ninth inning, according to bullpen coach Darren Holmes. Holmes noted the bullpen will focus on retiring hitters at critical times and not predetermined roles.

Fantasy Tip: Bullpen by committees are a hassle for fantasy owners, and given the home venue in this discussion, the fantasy value is low for all four arms in the majority of leagues. However, it is also Friday, Feb. 5, so a lot can change before the season starts, and a full-time closer could emerge at some point. For the time being, though, proceed with caution when approaching this bullpen. Ottavino has the lowest value because he'll be for the majority of the first half of the season following Tommy John surgery last year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Tracy Ringolsby

Rockies | Two relievers headed to Colorado

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 06:33:30 -0800

Free-agent RP Jason Motte (Cubs) and Chad Qualls (Astros) reached two-year deals with the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Both righties could figure into the closing mix. Neither has the electric stuff to give fantasy owners confidence in taking a Rockies closer early, but both are worth consideration for a flyer as a high-end third reliever.

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Cubs | Jason Motte throws Sunday

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:16:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte (shoulder) threw a simulated game at Wrigley Field Sunday, Oct. 11. He could be added to the team's postseason roster if the Cubs advance to the NLCS.

Fantasy Tip: Motte has been sidelined by a strained right shoulder for nearly two months. He went 8-1 with six saves and a 3.91 ERA in 57 appearances during the regular season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Bruce Levine

Cubs | Jason Motte lands on DL

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:45:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 24, with a right shoulder strain.

Fantasy Tip: Hector Rondon has been seeing most save chances anyway and should be the unquestioned guy for now.

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Cubs | Jason Motte blows save Friday

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:39:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte suffered his first blown save of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 24. He allowed one run on two hits over one inning of work.

Fantasy Tip: Motte had converted his first six save opportunities since assuming the closing job in Chicago. His job is safe for now but repeated ninth-inning collapses could lead to Rafael Soriano or another internal candidate receiving an opportunity to close games.

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Cubs | Jason Motte earns save Wednesday

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:08:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte earned his sixth save in as many opportunities against the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, July 22. He struck out two batters and allowed one hit in one scoreless inning of work.

Fantasy Tip: It was only Motte's third save of the month, although he has pitched well enough where he shouldn't be in danger of losing the ninth-inning job anytime soon. He is 7-1 with a 2.63 ERA through 43 games this season.

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Cubs | Jason Motte the closer

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:14:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte is the Cubs' closer.

Fantasy Tip: Motte has just two saves this month, and his 5.97 K/9 is the lowest of his career. However, he needs to be owned in most leagues where saves are prevalent.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press