Found May 03, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Cardinals' close Jason Motte, who has been on the disabled list since March 29 with a ligament tear in his right elbow, will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and miss the remainder of the 2013 season. As reported by Andrew Simon, at MLB.com, "Motte said on Tuesday that the elbow had responded well to his latest throwing session, which included tosses from 60 and 90 feet. But when Motte threw again on Friday, he did not feel comfortable." Motte had been playing catch recently, and the Cardinals were holding off on surgery as long as possible. In Motte's absence, Mitchell Boggs was initially the closer, but Edward Mujica appears to be the closer for the remainder of the season, having saved all seven of his opportunities. The 30 year old Motte has a career record of 17-13, 54 saves, and a 2.87 earned run average.  In his first full season as a closer in 2012, Motte saved 42 games, a 4-5 record, 2.72 earned run average,  a 0.917 WHIP, and 86 strikeouts in 72 innings.
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