• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cubs RP Jason Motte dispatched to Arizona to continue shoulder rehab

    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.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Cubs pitcher Jason Motte starts to throw off flat ground

    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.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cubs place RP Jason Motte (shoulder) on 15-day DL

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cubs pitcher Jason Motte earns save Wednesday

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Cubs' Jason Motte saves fifth game of year

    Cubs reliever Jason Motte remained perfect with his fifth save in as many opportunities this year. Motte entered with a three run lead and gave up one run before retiring St. Louis in the ninth.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cubs RP Jason Motte notches fourth save of the season

    Cubs relief pitcher Jason Motte recorded his fourth save of the season on Sunday against the Marlins. Motte closed out the ninth inning in just 12 pitches. He didn't allow any hits and struck out one batter in the process. Motte (6-1) has a 2.84 ERA with 22 strikeouts and nine walks in 31 2/3 innings of relief this season.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Cubs P Jason Motte picks up save in win over Mets

    Cubs pitcher Jason Motte recorded his third save of the season in Tuesday night's 1-0 win over the Mets. Motte pitched the ninth inning and struck out one batter. He didn't allow a hit or a walk. Motte now has an ERA of 3.03 this season.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Cubs P Jason Motte earns second save of season

    Cubs pitcher Jason Motte picked up his second save of the season in Monday night's 4-2 win over the Dodgers. Motte pitched the ninth inning and allowed two hits and one run. It was the first time he's allowed a run since May 15 against the Pirates. Motte now has a 3.42 ERA for the season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Jason Motte save Sunday throws Cubs closer role into question

    Joe Maddon declared Saturday that his removal of closer Hector Rondon from a save situation did not signal his loss of that role. Well, Rondon did not come out to pitch the ninth for the Cubs on Sunday - he had already thrown a scoreless eighth. Jason Motte earned the save instead. Since Pedro Strop finished the game Saturday, it remains to be seen which one of those three is now the closer or if Maddon is opting for a by-committee approach. Motte, who won in relief Saturday and peaked in 2012 with 42 saves for St. Louis, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth Sunday. He has not allowed a run in his last nine appearances.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cubs RP Jason Motte picks up relief win on Saturday

    Cubs reliver Jason Motte (2-1) earned a win in relief in Saturday's 9-6 victory over the Diamondbacks. Motte entered the bottom of the eighth inning with one away and managed to retire the two batters he faced. The Cubs put up three runs in their half of the ninth, which allowed Motte to pick up the win. The hard-throwing right-hander lowered his season ERA to 4.76 and he has not been scored upon in his last four outings.