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St Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, and will be out for the rest of the regular season. The 30-year old Motte tied Craig Kimbrel for the National League lead in saves last season with 42, and struck out 86 in 72 innings while posting a 2.75 ERA. The bullpen shakeup for the Cardinals continued on Friday, with pitching prospect Carlos Martinez getting recalled from AA Springfield and reliever Mitchell Boggs (who was the Cardinals closer to start the season) getting demoted to AAA Memphis. Last month, Ian wrote about the Cardinals' relief options with Motte out of commission. But with Boggs getting demoted for Martinez, Mark Rzepczynski getting sent down for little known Seth Maness, things get a little more hazy for the Cardinals. They're now heavily relying on two elite prospects in the bullpen, with Martinez joining flamethrower Trevor Rosenthal in the pen. The closer's job has been seized by Edward Mujica, who is a perfec...
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