|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||63.00||4.00||3.00||35.00||2.71||1.03||70.00||17.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season|
|vs San Francisco|| 2.0||0||0|| 0.00||2||1||4|
|vs LHB|| 36.0||0||0|| 1.75||0||10||43|
|vs RHB|| 36.0||0||0|| 3.75||0||7||43|
|05/21/2013||Dan Uggla, 2B ATL|
Kevin Gregg, RP CHC
Chris Capuano, SP LAD
|Jason Motte, RP STL|
Cory Luebke, SP SD
Everth Cabrera, SS SD
|05/21/2013||Martin Perez, RP TEX|
Jeremy Hellickson, SP TB
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
Andrew Bailey, RP BOS
Jason Motte, RP STL
Mason Williams, CF NYY
|Matt Cain, SP SF|
Jarred Cosart, SP HOU
Mike Napoli, 1B BOS
|05/19/2013||Jason Motte, RP STL|
Mike Moustakas, 3B KC
|Manny Machado, 3B BAL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Cardinals shift Jason Motte to 60-day DL|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) The Cardinals have shifted Jason Motte to the 60-day disabled list, the club announced Sunday.
The Cardinals needed a 40-man roster spot to call up starting pitcher John Gast. Motte is out for the season due to Tommy John surgery, and as such this move was destined to come at some point.
|Jason Motte hoping to be ready by spring training |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Cardinals closer Jason Motte, who underwent Tommy John Surgery Tuesday, said he hopes to be near 100 percent by the start of spring training. Motte is scheduled to be in a cast for the next two weeks before being fitted for a brace.
"I know this is not going to be easy," Motte said. "...But there's nothing I can do about it now but look forward."
|Jason Motte undergoes Tommy John surgery|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte had Tommy John surgery Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Motte had been rehabbing from a torn UCL, but it was eventually decided he would need surgery. The procedure "went as expected." Motte now faces at least a year's worth of rehab. He did not pitch for the Cardinals this season.
|Jason Motte headed for Tommy John surgery |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte(elbow) is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow sometime next week, officially ending his season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Motte, who had been rehabbing a torn UCL ligament in the hopes of avoiding surgery, did not feel comfortable while making a throw earlier in the day and was shut down.
The team had previously given Motte deadline of May 1 to decide whether he would need the surgery but that deadline was extended after the right-hander was able to long-toss the past few days.
|Jason Motte feels fine after throwing|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/30/13) Cardinals reliever Jason Motte, on the 15-day disabled list, felt no pain in his elbow after throwing Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The right-hander threw about 25 times from 60 feet before making 10 throws from 90 feet.
"It felt good," he said. "However, it reacts to that day's throwing or exercise, that's where we go. I could feel great today and come in tomorrow and say, 'Geez, I can't feel my arm' or 'Everything feels fine.'"
The deadline of Wednesday for whether or not Motte will undergo Tommy John surgery "was kind of maybe for you people," he said to the assembled media.
"I'm not any more optimistic or not optimistic," he said. "I've kept the same attitude the entire time. It's going to happen just the way it should. I'm doing what I can to make it better."
|During a 2011 season in which the Cardinals changed closers five times, Jason Motte held the reins for the Cardinals' postseason run and his efforts helped them claim a World Series title. So as you might expect, he got first crack at the role in 2012 and didn't disappoint, tying for the NL lead with 42 saves. His high-90s fastball helps him strike out more than a batter per inning and his low walk rate -- something that didn't come so easily for the converted catcher -- keeps his WHIP below 1.00. The Cardinals are built for the postseason, which means Motte should once again have plenty of opportunities in 2013. And now that he has solidified the role, you won't find too many closers short of Craig Kimbrel who are as attractive as him. When you draft the 30-year-old Motte, you're drafting one of the few safe options at the position with the highest turnover, not to mention a reliever capable of contributing something other than saves. He's easily a top-10 reliever, if not top-five. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|5/22/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Burch Smith|
|5/24/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
|5/25/13||@ LAD||7:15 pm||Ted Lilly|
|5/26/13||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|5/27/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/28/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
= probable start