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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||69.00||4.00||3.00||6.00||3.00||1.21||59.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-September |
|vs L.A. Dodgers|| 2.0||1||0|| 4.50||1||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 16.2||0||0|| 4.86||0||5||11|
|vs RHB|| 31.2||0||0|| 3.41||0||6||23|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs place RP Jason Motte (shoulder) on 15-day DL
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(8/24/15) Cubs reliever Jason Motte, who has been a major part of the team's bullpen, is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, per the Chicago Tribune.
Motte has been a do-it-all performer for the Cubs, with an 8-1 record and six saves in 57 games, his first season with Chicago after seven seasons with St. Louis.
Cubs pitcher Jason Motte earns save Wednesday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/22/15) Cubs pitcher Jason Motte earned his sixth save of the season during the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds.
Motte allowed one hit, but he recorded the final three outs in the 6-5 win to notch the save. He also struck out two. Motte is now 6 for 6 in save chances this season.
Cubs' Jason Motte saves fifth game of year
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/8/15) Cubs reliever Jason Motte remained perfect with his fifth save in as many opportunities this year.
Motte entered with a three run lead and gave up one run before retiring St. Louis in the ninth.
Cubs RP Jason Motte notches fourth save of the season
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/5/15) Cubs relief pitcher Jason Motte recorded his fourth save of the season on Sunday against the Marlins.
Motte closed out the ninth inning in just 12 pitches. He didn't allow any hits and struck out one batter in the process.
Motte (6-1) has a 2.84 ERA with 22 strikeouts and nine walks in 31 2/3 innings of relief this season.
Cubs P Jason Motte picks up save in win over Mets
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/30/15) Cubs pitcher Jason Motte recorded his third save of the season in Tuesday night's 1-0 win over the Mets.
Motte pitched the ninth inning and struck out one batter. He didn't allow a hit or a walk. Motte now has an ERA of 3.03 this season.
|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|
|8/29/15||@ LAD||9:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|8/30/15||@ LAD||8:05 pm||Alex Wood|
|8/31/15||CIN||8:05 pm||David Holmberg|
|9/1/15||CIN||8:05 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|9/2/15||CIN||2:20 pm||Raisel Iglesias|
|9/4/15||ARI||2:20 pm||Robbie Ray|
|9/5/15||ARI||2:20 pm||Patrick Corbin|
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