|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||51.00||4.00||3.00||4.00||3.18||1.11||46.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers|| 2.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||2||1|
|vs LHB|| 10.1||0||0|| 6.10||0||4||7|
|vs RHB|| 14.2||0||0|| 3.68||0||5||10|
|Last 10 Games|
Report: Cubs agree to sign Jason Motte
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/15/14) 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|
|(9/2/14) 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|
|(8/31/14) 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|
|(8/31/14) 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|
|(8/29/14) 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.
|2014 summary: Like 2013, 2014 was a lost season for Jason Motte. He did make his return from Tommy John surgery in late May but clearly wasn't the same pitcher who recorded 42 saves with a 2.75 ERA in 2012, having lost about 3 mph on his fastball. He wouldn't be the first pitcher to be short on velocity after a quick return from the procedure. Rangers closer Neftali Feliz struggled with his velocity all year before finally regaining it late in September.|
Playing time status: Motte made only 29 appearances in the majors, also missing a month later in the year with a strained lower back, so he didn't really get that chance, but based on the contract they offered him this offseason, he at least has one believer in the Cubs. Though Hector Rondon performed adequately for them last season, they don't have what most would consider to be a proven closer, so if Motte is at full strength in spring training, he's a logical choice to assume that role.
2015 outlook: Prior to the injury, Motte was one of the best up-and-coming closers in the game, playing a pivotal role on two Cardinals playoff teams. Now, he's a $4.5-million gamble for a playoff hopeful. You'll want to keep close attention to him this spring because if he's back throwing in the high 90s, he could be a terrific sleeper in Fantasy.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||OAK||3:05 pm|| |
|3/5/15||@ SF||3:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||CIN||3:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ COL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/8/15||TEX||4:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||SD||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ CLE||4:05 pm|| |
= probable start