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30 Jason Motte RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/205 | Birthdate: 6/22/1982 | Birthplace: Port Huron, MI | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Iona | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $4,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Cubs RP Jason Motte picks up relief win on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/24/2015) Cubs reliver Jason Motte (2-1) earned a win in relief in Saturday's 9-6 victory over the Diamondbacks. Motte entered the bottom of the eighth inning with one away and managed to retire the two batters he faced. The Cubs put up three runs in their half of the ninth, which allowed Motte to pick up the win. 

The hard-throwing right-hander lowered his season ERA to 4.76 and he has not been scored upon in his last four outings.


Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson earning Joe Maddon's trust


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Cubs relief pitcher Edwin Jackson is slowly making the transition into a full-time reliever. With the adjustment to his game, manager Joe Maddon is noticing how well he's doing out of the bullpen, reports MLB.com.

"Jacks is starting to take to it," Maddon said. 

Jackson has  a perfect 0.00 ERA in five innings of work this season with three strikeouts and no walks. Maddon noted he hasn't used Jackson anymore than he normally would have and it has nothing to do with the struggles of Brian Schlitter and Jason Motte.

"I'm not saying you're not going to see Schlitter or Motte," Maddon said. "You always kind of like when it first starts out, you play it like it was first drawn up and don't try to make too many adjustments too soon until you need to try something differently. More than anything, I think Jackson has earned the right or opportunity to pitch in more opportune moments or more difficult moments for him."


Cubs' Maddon on Jason Motte: 'I'm not worried about him'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicated Sunday that he's not concerned with the struggles of pitcher Jason Motte, who has posted a 14.21 ERA in 6 1/3 spring innings, the Chicago Tribune reports.

"Something that I’m not often into is mechanical adjustments," Maddon said of Motte. "It's something that [pitching coach Chris Bosio] picked up on in a conversation. I'm not worried about him. I think the velocity is very good. Just the shape of his pitches were different."


Maddon: Hector Rondon will remain Cubs' closer


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters Saturday that Hector Rondon will remain the closer heading into the start of the season, according to MLB.com. Rondon emerged as Chicago's ninth-inning man in 2014, converting 29 of 33 chances.

Madded also noted that he's a believer of using the right reliever in high leverage situations, and called Jason Motte a "force multiplier," able to "fit in a variety of spots" in the bullpen. 

Motte missed the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He saved 42 games in 2012 for the Cardinals.


Report: Cubs agree to sign Jason Motte


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) The Cubs have agreed to sign reliever Jason Motte, according to ESPN.

Motte had an injury-riddled season with the Cardinals in 2014 while coming off Tommy John surgery. He posted a 4.68 ERA over 25 innings, but missed time due to a back injury. The deal is pending a physical. Motte's deal is worth $4.5 million, according to Yahoo! He can make more based on incentives. There's a games finished clause in the deal, so Motte could be a ninth inning option for the club.


Cardinals add five to active roster


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Cardinals recalled pitchers Marco Gonzalez, Nick Greenwood and Tyler Lyons and catcher Tony Cruz from Triple-A Memphis Tuesday, to take advantage of roster expansion.

The team also activated pitcher Jason Motte from the disabled list, after his recovery from a back strain in early August. 


Jason Motte fires 1-2-3 inning in rehab debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte began a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Double-A Springfield. Motte entered in the eighth inning and pitched a 1-2-3 frame for his first rehab appearance since landing on the disabled list on Aug. 8 with a lower back strain.

Michael Wacha, Jason Motte set to pitch Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) The Cardinals announced Sunday reliever Jason Motte (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield. He will pitch in the same game as starting pitcher Michael Wacha, who also begins a rehab assignment with Springfield Sunday.

Jason Motte able to throw bullpen session


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte was able to get through another bullpen session Friday, according to FoxSports.

It's the third time Motte has thrown off a mound since his injury. Motte said he was able to throw at full intensity. He's not sure what's next in the recovery process. 


Jason Motte plays catch Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte played catch Tuesday for the first time since hitting the disabled list on Aug. 8, MLB.com reports.

Motte threw around 15 pitches from a distance of 90 feet. He'll continue to throw from flat ground for several days before eventually advancing to mound work. Motte is working his way back from a lower back strain.


Jason Motte hasn't started throwing yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte has not started throwing yet, according to MLB.com.

Motte has been sidelined since August 1 due to a back injury. Once he resumes throwing, he'll need a rehab assignment. It's starting to look like he won't be back until September. 


Jason Motte hits DL with back injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) The Cardinals placed reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a lower back strain, the team announced.

Motte has not pitched in a week, so the move is retroactive to Aug. 2. He has a 4.91 ERA in 22 innings since returning from Tommy John surgery in May.  


Cardinals take Jason Motte off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) The Cardinals announced Tuesday they activated reliever Jason Motte (elbow) off the 15-day disabled list. Motte has been sidelined all season as he continued his recovery from Tommy John surgery in May 2013.

Motte made six appearances on a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis. He tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk. He struck out five.


Trevor Rosenthal could have company in Jason Motte


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/19/2014) In case you haven't heard, Jason Motte is set to return from Tommy John surgery Tuesday, and in case you haven't heard, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he wouldn't be afraid to use him in high-leverage situations.

That's bad news for Trevor Rosenthal, who, in case you haven't heard, blew his second save Sunday and is lucky not to have blown more, given that he's issued 14 walks in 21 2/3 innings.

In case you haven't heard, Motte was the Cardinals' closer before blowing out his elbow and, in case you haven't heard, was excellent in the role, recording 42 saves with a 2.75 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 10.8 strikeouts in 2012.

Maybe Motte won't reclaim the role right away, but if his return goes without a hitch and Rosenthal continues to do what he's done all season, the Cardinals would have an easy transition back to him.

Time to pick him up, then, you heard?


Jason Motte could be used in 'high-leverage' situations


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) When Cardinals reliever Jason Motte (elbow), who is expected to be activated off the disabled list Tuesday, returns to action, manager Mike Matheny said he won't be afraid to use the former closer in "high-leverage" situations.

"If there's a need and we think he's the right guy for the situation, we'll use him," Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "In a perfect world, we'd find situations where we can get him comfortable with the mound and the atmosphere again but seldom does it work out perfectly and how we want it to. ... We're not afraid to throw him into a high-leverage situation."


Jason Motte could return Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte (elbow) said if all goes well during a throwing session Sunday, then he will be activated off the disabled list Tuesday, per FOX Sports Southwest.

Jason Motte could be activated Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte could be activated from the disabled list Sunday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Motte is recovering from Tommy John surgery. He was able to throw two innings Thursday, giving up one hit. He hit between 94 mph and 96 mph during the appearance. Motte will likely enter a setup role once he returns. 


Jason Motte to throw Friday and Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte will throw Friday and Saturday, according to FoxSports.

Motte will be re-evaluated following the two sessions. At that point, the team will determine the next step in his rehab. Motte is attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery. 


Jason Motte makes Triple-A debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte made his Triple-A debut Tuesday with Memphis, tossing an inning of scoreless relief.

Motte, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, moved his rehab assignment up to Triple-A after four outings in Double-A, he will throw another inning Thursday, and could be back in the majors in the next week. 


Jason Motte set to move rehab to Triple-A on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte (elbow) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday. Motte tossed a scoreless frame on Sunday at Double-A and will be pitching for the fourth time in three days.

Jason Motte set to move up to Triple-A


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte will throw on consecutive nights for the first time Saturday, an important step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

MLB.com reports he will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Memphis following Saturday's appearance, his fourth at Double-A Sprinfield. He is expected to be back in the majors by the end of May, assuming no setbacks. 


Jason Motte may need 2-3 weeks of rehab work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told reporters that reliever Jason Motte will likely need 2-3 weeks of rehab work before he is back from the disabled list, MLB.com reports.

Motte, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery last April, struck out the side on 13 pitches in his lone inning of work for Double-A Springfield on Sunday. His fastball reached as high as 96 mph.


Jason Motte Ks the side in first rehab game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte began a minor-league rehab assignment for Double-A Springfield on Sunday. Motte, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery last April, looked sharp in his first minor-league action. He struck out the side on 13 pitches in his lone inning of work. 

Jason Motte set for rehab assignment Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte is set for a rehab assignment Sunday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Motte is on his way back from Tommy John surgery. He was expected to start a rehab assignment during the weekend. Manager Mike Matheny hinted that Motte would be up with the major-league club once he's ready to go. "Jason and Jaime [Garcia] are big parts of this club," Matheny said. "If they’re healthy, they help make us whole."


Jaime Garcia, Jason Motte set for rehab assignment this weekend


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in an interview with Fox Sports Midwest Tuesday that ptichers Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Garica is returning from bursitis in his left shoulder. Motte is on the road back from Tommy John surgery.