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Jason Motte | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Iona
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 19 (0) / STL
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Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports that Jason Motte (oblique) could return to the Cardinals.
Motte was released by the Cardinals on Thursday, but could return to the Cardinals on a minor league deal. Because of his service time, he was ineligible to be reassigned to the minors. After the 48 hours have passed and Motte goes (presumably) unclaimed, he'll likely return back to St. Louis. Mar 23 - 10:52 AM

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Cardinals released RHP Jason Motte.

Motte will shop around for offers from other teams, but it sounds like he could wind up re-signing with the Cardinals on a minor league deal and heading to Triple-A Memphis. The veteran right-hander allowed six runs on 13 hits and two walks over just 5 1/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. He had a troubling 27/20 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings last season with the Braves.
Mar 22 - 11:40 AM

Jason Motte has been informed that he will not be on the Cardinals' Opening Day roster.

No real surprise given the depth in the St. Louis bullpen. Motte has a window to field offers from other teams, but the veteran right-hander could ultimately end up with the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate in Memphis. He surrendered six runs on 13 hits and two walks over just 5 1/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League.
Mar 22 - 10:43 AM

Cardinals signed RHP Jason Motte to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the deal, which is subject to Motte passing his physical. The 35-year-old spent last season with the Braves, registering a 3.54 ERA in 46 relief appearances. The ERA was good but his 27/20 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 40 2/3 innings warns of a potentially rocky road ahead.
Feb 16 - 6:39 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 05:09:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 12:31:00 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.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 03:31:00 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.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 05:11:00 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.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 08:50:00 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.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 03:54:00 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.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 05:45:00 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.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 10:46:00 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.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 10:04:00 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.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 02:34:00 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.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 03:53:00 PM

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