JASON MOTTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals update: Mark Ellis, Jason Motte

The St. Louis Cardinals are awaiting the returns of their veteran second baseman Mark Ellis and hard-throwing reliever Jason Motte. Ellis is on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left knee, and Motte is close to returning from Tommy John surgery. Here are the latest updates on each player via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Mark EllisEllis is close to rejoining...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Motte clears major mental hurdle in second live BP session since Tommy John surgery

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals right-hander Jason Motte is finding out that returning from Tommy John surgery requires patience as much as a good surgeon. The process can take upwards of 12 to 18 months, and includes baby step after baby step. Still less than 11 months since his surgery, Motte cleared another hurdle Monday morning when he pitched his second live batting practice session...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

On current plan, Motte is doubtful for opening day

Cardinals reliever Jason Motte, who led the National League in saves in 2012, said Tuesday that it would be "a push" for him to be ready for opening day on his current rehab schedule. "Even if I’m throwing bullpens at the end of March and I’m firing balls in there that’s great but it’s still not the same as getting in a game with that intensity, that adrenaline...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards' Motte stays focused on healthy return to mound -- whenever that might be

ST. LOUIS -- Nearly nine months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Cardinals reliever Jason Motte doesn't know when he'll return to the mound. "It won't be a normal spring training," he says, and that's about all the specifics he knows regarding his comeback. Motte headed to Camp Jupiter last week to begin a throwing program that, barring setbacks, would...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 28, 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 injury has all signs of long-term problem

In four years Jason Motte went from a hard-throwing catcher to a pitcher who closed out a World Series championship and became a linchpin in the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen but, as is the case for many closers, now it is his turn to land on the disabled list with arm problems. The Cardinals announced Saturday that Motte has a right elbow strain and will likely start the season on...
Via i70baseball
March 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

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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