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Jason Motte | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Iona
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 19 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Jason Motte (shoulder) struck out two batters over a scoreless inning Monday in his latest minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Motte, who has been out since spring training with a shoulder strain, owns a 3.18 ERA and 5/3 K/BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings during his rehab stint. His next appearance could be with the Rockies.
Tue, May 24, 2016 09:42:00 AM

Jason Motte (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning in his rehab debut Wednesday with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Motte walked one but also recorded a strikeout, working the eighth inning against the Triple-A affiliate of the Angels. The veteran right-hander has been out since the end of spring training because of a shoulder strain. He'll slide into a setup role when he's ready.
Source: MiLB.com
Thu, May 12, 2016 06:38:00 AM

Jason Motte (shoulder) will face live hitters Friday at AT&T Park.

He'll throw two simulated innings—one 20-pitch frame followed by another 15-pitch inning. A shoulder strain has sidelined Motte since spring training. Facing live hitters is usually the last step before beginning a rehab assignment. Assuming there are no setbacks, Motte should join the Rockies' bullpen later this month.
Source: rockies.com
Thu, May 5, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Jason Motte (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

Motte is working his way back from a strained right shoulder and appears to be making progress. It seems like he should be ready to begin a rehab assignment before long.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 11:09:00 AM

Jason Motte (shoulder) has begun doing strengthening exercises at the Rockies' spring training complex.

"He’s doing strengthening exercises," head trainer Keith Dugger said Tuesday. "The next step for him is to start playing catch and we should see that in the next couple of days. He’s pain free. We are just letting it heal a little bit." Motte could be ready to join the Rockies' bullpen sometime in early May if he is able to avoid setbacks from here, but shoulders can be tricky.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 07:04:00 PM

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

He'll be sidelined for at least a couple weeks. Motte will be used in a setup role when ready.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 01:22:00 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Jason Motte (shoulder) and Jon Gray (abdomen) won't be ready for at least two more weeks.

Both will appear in at least two rehab games. When healthy, Motte will set up for closer Jake McGee while Gray will be used in the starting rotation. Christian Bergman will hold down the No. 5 spot in the rotation during Gray's absence.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 08:42:00 PM

Jason Motte will likely miss the start of the season due to a shoulder strain.

The specifics of the injury aren't yet known, but this should remove any question that Jake McGee will open the season as Colorado's closer. Motte signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Rockies over the winter.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 12:51:00 PM

Jason Motte surrendered two earned runs in an inning of work Tuesday versus the Royals.

Motte threw a perfect inning in his spring debut over the weekend and he induced a flyout from the first batter he faced on Tuesday afternoon in Arizona, but Ramon Torres hit a one-out single and then Bubba Starling smashed a ball to the center field wall and raced around the bases for an inside-the-park home run. Motte might stumble into some saves this year in Colorado, but he is doubtful to provide consistent fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Rockies signed RHP Jason Motte to a two-year, $10 million contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the contract details. The Rockies addressed their bullpen in one fell swoop Tuesday, also signing veteran reliever Chad Qualls to a two-year contract. Motte, 33, had a 3.91 ERA, six saves, and 34/11 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings this past season with the Cubs. He had some shoulder issues late in the year, but apparently all is well now. Given the uncertainty in the back-end of Colorado's bullpen, he could be the early front-runner for the closer job.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:15:00 AM

Jason Motte (shoulder) threw a simulated game at Wrigley Field on Sunday.

Motte has been on the shelf since late August with a strained right shoulder but could be added to the NLCS roster if the Cubs advance. He posted a 3.91 ERA and 34/11 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 relief innings during the regular season.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:37:00 PM

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S1Jon Gray
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Relief Pitcher
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R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Chad Qualls
6Chris Rusin
7Jason Motte
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
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