In his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, and in his first year as a Cub, Jason Motte bore little resemblance to the pitcher who once closed for the Cardinals. Motte's velocity returned, but he pitched to contact. That trait, in combination with a high flyball rate, would make Motte a poor candidate to succeed with the Rockies, but that's the team he signed with over this postseason. He could be a candidate for saves, though the Rockies' acquisition of Jake McGee makes it unlikely that Motte will be the frontrunner to close. He can be avoided in all but the deepest of NL-only leagues.
Motte (shoulder) has agreed to a two-year deal with the Rockies. It's believed that the deal is worth a total of $10 million. The Rockies announced the deal with Motte along with a two-year pact with fellow veteran reliever Chad Qualls on Tuesday morning. Considering the lack of an established closer in Colorado at the present time, it seems likely that Motte or Qualls will become the team's primary ninth-inning option over the likes of Jairo Diaz.
Cubs reliever Jason Motte (shoulder) left the Cubs on Saturday to continue his rehab at the team's complex in Arizona. Motte is not expected to be ready for the Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh, but he might be able to return if the Cubs advance to the the NLDS. He's been on the DL since Aug. 24.
Cubs pitcher Jason Motte (shoulder) has been throwing on flat ground, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. He has not started throwing off a mound yet, and therefore he probably won't be able to log too many appearances before the end of the season.
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 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.