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JASON MOTTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Motte And The Cards Fight Cancer Together

On September 2nd, Jason Motte and the St. Louis Cardinals will promote a special event at Busch Stadium. The Pirates may be in town making an attempt to rob the Cards of a victory, but Motte and the home team will be tackling a different beast. Cancer. The special night is called “2014 Strike Out Cancer Theme Night at Busch”. Fans will receive a Jason Motte bobblehead with the...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy John surgery isn't about to change Motte's attitude on the mound

ST. LOUIS -- No shortage of questions come with the return of Jason Motte to the Cardinals' bullpen. Such as: Can he be effective if he's throwing his fastball "only" 95 mph, as he did in his minor-league rehabs, instead of 98-99 mph that earned him the closer's job? When will he be able to pitch on consecutive days? What will be his role? Answers to those and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Motte from 15-day DL

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated reliever Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list. The 31-year-old Motte had elbow surgery last May and missed the entire season. He had 42 saves in 2012, tied for the National League lead. The right-hander is available for Tuesday night's game against the Diamondbacks. He appeared in six games during a rehab with Double-A...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s Got The Motte?

Jason Motte continues to progress from his Tommy John surgery.  He has been pitching since May 4 and pitching pretty well.  In four appearances with Springfield, he’s faced 13 hitters, allowed a walk and a hit, and struck out three.  Promoted to Memphis this past Tuesday, he’s made two additional appearances, allowed two hits, and struck out two of the 11 hitters he’s attacked...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Motte tweets 'birthday' greetings to his repaired elbow

    ST. LOUIS -- The one-year anniversary of Jason Motte's Tommy John surgery might have passed Wednesday unnoticed by Cardinal Nation, but not by the name himself. Late Wednesday night, @JMotte30 sent out his own "birthday" wish on Twitter: If you know Motte, you know he was having a little fun. He doesn't take himself seriously enough to truly be upset that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Although injured, Jason Motte might hold key to St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

The man who closed out the 2011 World Series championship for the St. Louis Cardinals and saved 42 games for them a season later has not pitched in a competitive situation in more than a year, but he might turn out to be one of the most important pitchers on the 2014 team’s staff. Jason Motte tore a ligament in his right elbow during spring training in 2013 and had Tommy John...
Via i70baseball
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Thinking About Jason Motte

Jason Motte.  What about Jason Motte? He was a late season revelation in 2011 that parlayed his opportunity into 42 saves in 2012. He's also the first winner of the Darryl Kile Award - given and voted on since 2004 by the Cardinals to an inspirational teammate - to not play a single inning in his award winning season.  By all accounts, this is a dude that you...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Motte nearing a very unusual record

On Sunday in Chicago, St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte recorded his sixth save in his club’s last six wins. His heavy usage is due to the reality that each win is very important as the Cardinals cling to a two-game lead in the second National League wild card race. It isn’t just a recent phenomenon, however. With his 40th save of the season on Sunday, Motte became only...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Motte remains focused on helping team win

ST. LOUIS - New Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has no problem doing what former skipper Tony La Russa refrained from. Yes, Jason Motte is indeed the closer. "Jason has certainly positioned himself as we head into Spring Training as the closer," Matheny said. Tell that to Motte and he'll joke back with, "Watch your mouth." The mini-controversy was a source...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals and Jason Motte agree on 2012 contract

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with pitcher Jason Motte on a one-year contract for the upcoming 2012 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Motte, 29, went 5-2 with a 2.25 ERA (10th amongst N.L. relievers) and nine saves in his 78 appearances last season, establishing a Cardinals single-season record for games pitched by a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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