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After watching interim closer Mitchell Boggs walk four hitters and allow nine runs in the St. Louis Cardinals home-opening 13-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday afternoon, general manager John Mozeliak was hoping an examination on Jason Motte would reveal that the closer was headed back to his ninth inning role.
Unfortunately, the Cardinals received very different news and as it turns out, Motte may need to have Tommy John surgery if his condition does not improve.
As described often in the PD flexor inflammation clears and ligament damage is clearer. That's why Tommy John now in conversation for Motte.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) April 10, 2013
It was originally believed that there was not any ligament damage in Motte's elbow, but now after the swelling and fluids have cleared, surgery looks to be more and more likely.
The Cardinals underwent a similar scenario last fall with shortstop Rafael Furcal, who was diagnosed with a partial tear in his elbow. The Ca...
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St. Louis Cardinals right-handed reliever Jason Motte’s
initial injury was described as a mild strain to his throwing elbow. While this
doesn’t sound especially serious, the injury seems to be more significant than
initially thought following Motte’s second MRI, according to Derrick Goold of
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Motte underwent another MRI yesterday to attempt...
St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte is scheduled to undergo an MRI today to determine if progress is being made on his sore elbow. Motte left a March 21st spring training appearance with elbow tightness and has not picked up a ball since. In the meantime, he was prescribed a set of muscle strengthening exercises and presumably given ice/anti-inflammatories (speculation) to help...
With Jason Motte on the disabled list the Cardinals have had to look elsewhere for help at closer. However, the club and Motte would like to know exactly how long they have to use someone besides Motte at the end of games. Hopefully an MRI will help set a definitive timeframe.
Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com says Motte is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right elbow today...
Jason Motte, closer of the St. Louis Cardinals, will have to undergo another MRI on his right elbow Tuesday to see how he has progressed since being shut down in late March.
Doing muscle strengthening exercises, Motte has started the season on the 15-day disabled list and is definitely missed at the back-end of the Cardinals bullpen.
In Motte’s absence, Mitchell Boggs has been...
Cardinals closer Jason Motte threw for the first time in five weeks Saturday, a step toward determining if he will need season-ending surgery on his right elbow.
The Cardinals set a May 1 deadline to decide whether he will require elbow-reconstruction surgery after an MRI in early April revealed a low-grade tear in a ligament. Motte said his 35-40 light tosses from about 45 feet...
ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte faces reconstructive elbow surgery if his condition does not improve in the next three weeks or so.
It would be another huge blow to a team that has already lost pitcher Chris Carpenter and shortstop Rafael Furcal for the season. The Cardinals pretty much stood pat after losing to the San Francisco Giants in the NL championship...
For some MLB teams, losing a closer to injury could be a significant development.
The Milwaukee Brewers booted John Axford from that role quickly, before his struggles could seriously damage their chances to contend. The Detroit Tigers didn't name a closer out of spring training, and have spent the first two weeks of the season looking for someone to seize the job.
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Mitchell Boggs did not have a good day at the office today. He managed to get a pumped up Cardinals crowd at the home opener to head to the exits early despite the game being tied going into the 9th. (confirmed via twitter)
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In case you missed it, the Reds put on an offensive show in the ninth inning yesterday. Cincinnati knocked around Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs en route to plating a whopping nine runs in the ninth inning. The barrage of runs helped propel the Reds to a decisive 13-4 victory in front of a somber Busch Stadium crowd in St. Louis' home opener.
Jay Bruce smacked four hits ...
(AP) -- After watching one of his teammates bounce back from a miserable performance against the rival Cincinnati Reds, the St. Louis Cardinals' Jake Westbrook will try to do some rebounding of his own.
The right-hander will try to put behind a hard-luck defeat and help the Cardinals continue their recent home success against the Reds on Wednesday afternoon.
St. Louis (4-4...