Motte holds a 3.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 14 appearances out of the Rockies bullpen this season. After beginning the season on the disabled list, Motte did show some signs of rust upon his return, giving up runs in three of his first four outings. However, since then the 34-year-old has been solid, posting a 9.5 K/9 and 2.70 ERA in 6.2 innings since then. He did allow a home run in both of his past two outings which raised his HR/9 to a rough 2.5 mark, but outside of that he's been one of the better parts of the Colorado bullpen. As long as he continues his current ways (outside of the home run woes), Motte should continue to see decent usage in higher-leverage situations.
Motte (shoulder) was activated off the DL on Wednesday, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports. Motte entered the season on the disabled list due to a shoulder sprain, but he's been able to pitch back-to-back games during his rehab assignment and now he's ready to return to the Rockies' bullpen. The Rockies placed Boone Logan on the DL due to shoulder inflammation in a corresponding move. Motte will be immediately available out of the bullpen Wednesday.
Motte (shoulder) walked a pair and gave up a home run in .2 innings pitched in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. Motte was forced to throw 24 pitches in that brief stint, but only managed to throw 12 of them for strikes. That being said, the important thing is that the right-hander remains healthy, which seems to still be the case. He'll take the next two or three days off, and then he'll pitch in back-to-back games at the end of the week, which can hopefully get him in line to rejoin the Colorado bullpen before the end of the month.
Motte (shoulder) pitched a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque, logging a strikeout and a walk. Motte looked good Wednesday, throwing 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes. It's unclear how long the Rockies plan to have the right-hander down on his rehab assignment, but it does appear that he'll be back with the big club very soon.
Motte (shoulder) felt no pain in his ailing right shoulder after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Motte is making steady progress in his return from a shoulder injury that occurred at the end of spring training. The right-hander will accompany the Rockies for the rest of their 10-game road trip, although he currently does not have a set timetable for a rehab assignment or return to the Colorado bullpen, which makes any estimate of his return date fairly cloudy at this point.