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Jason Motte | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Iona
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 19 (0) / STL
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Braves activated RHP Jason Motte from the 10-day disabled list.
Motte missed a couple weeks with a strained oblique. He holds a 4.00 ERA over 41 appearances this season. Sep 15 - 5:09 PM

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Braves placed RHP Jason Motte on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

It's a little odd that they made the move with rosters having expanded. Motte evidently suffered the injury while giving up a couple runs in an appearance versus the Cubs on Thursday.
Sep 1 - 12:31 PM

Braves activated RHP Jason Motte from the 10-day disabled list.

Motte missed a month of action with a back strain. He holds a 3.76 ERA over 26 1/3 innings this season and will fill a middle relief role.
Aug 4 - 3:31 PM

The Braves are expected to activate Jason Motte (back) on Friday.

Motte looks to be recovered from a back strain he suffered early last month. He let up just one run over three rehab outings between Low-A Rome and Triple-A Gwinnett. The veteran has pitched to a 3.76 ERA over 26 1/3 innings while filling a middle relief role for Atlanta.
Aug 3 - 5:11 PM

Jason Motte (back) began a minor league rehab assignment with Low-A Rome on Saturday.

He registered one strikeout in a scoreless inning of work while throwing seven of his nine pitches for strikes. Motte may get a couple more tuneups, possibly at a higher minor league level, but obviously he's very close to returning to the Braves' bullpen. He's been a worthy flyer for Atlanta, contributing a 3.76 ERA over 31 relief outings since joining the team in April.
Jul 29 - 8:50 PM

Braves placed RHP Jason Motte on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with a back strain.

Motte hurt his back while warming up in the bullpen on Sunday and apparently didn't feel enough improvement over the All-Star break. Jason Hursh has replaced him in the bullpen.
Jul 14 - 3:54 PM

Jason Motte suffered a mild back strain while warming up in the bullpen on Sunday.

The injury isn't believed to be major and he checked out alright in the training room afterwards. The few days off for the All-Star break should be all he needs, so don't expect the right-hander to miss any game action.
Jul 9 - 5:45 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Jason Motte from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Motte signed a minor league contract with Atlanta earlier this month after getting released by the Rockies at the end of spring training. The former closer will work in middle relief for the Braves.
Apr 27 - 10:46 AM

Braves signed RHP Jason Motte to a minor league contract.

The veteran right-hander was released by the Rockies earlier in the week. He'll report to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday and could work his way into the Braves' bullpen in relatively short order.
Apr 9 - 10:04 PM

Rockies released RHP Jason Motte.

Motte was designated for assignment on Friday. The former Cardinals closer boasts an impressive resume but has seen his effectiveness wane since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013. The 35-year-old shouldn't be out of work for long, though he may have to settle for a minor league deal.
Apr 5 - 2:34 PM

Rockies designated RHP Jason Motte for assignment.

Motte has just never looked the same since having Tommy John surgery, putting up a 4.36 ERA and middling 7.0 K/9 rate over the last three seasons. He's owed $5 million this season, but the Rockies are prepared to eat that amount in order to free up a roster spot. Motte turns 35 in June and might have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.
Mar 31 - 3:53 PM

Jason Motte gave up two hits and a run in his one-inning Cactus League debut Sunday versus the Diamondbacks.

Motte retired the first two batters he faced in the top of the seventh, but Diamondbacks infield prospect Dawel Lugo stroked a two-out single to left field and Jeremy Hazelbaker followed with a run-scoring double to right field which he nearly stretched into a triple. The relay throw that cut down Hazelbaker at third base helped Motte escape further damage. Motte, 34, is a middle reliever at best at this point in his career.
Feb 26 - 8:26 PM

Rockies activated RHP Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list.

Motte has been sidelined since late July with a right rotator cuff strain. He's struggled for the Rockies this season with a 5.66 ERA over 26 relief appearances.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 08:28:00 AM

Rockies placed RHP Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain.

Motte had allowed eight earned runs on nine hits and three walks over his last 4 2/3 innings out of the Colorado bullpen. The right-hander has been battling shoulder issues since spring training.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Rockies activated RHP Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list.

Motte will finally join the Colorado bullpen on Wednesday after missing the first eight weeks of the season with a shoulder strain. He had a 3.18 ERA and five strikeouts in 5 2/3 minor league rehab innings.
Wed, May 25, 2016 04:00:00 PM

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SS1Dansby Swanson
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2Adonis Garcia
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
3Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
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PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Sam Freeman
6Dan Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Matt Wisler
9A.J. Minter
10Jacob Lindgren
11Luke Jackson
12Rex Brothers