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Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Clears waivers
Motter was outrighted to Triple-A Worcester after clearing waivers Friday.
Motter lost his spot on the 40-man roster earlier in the week after Danny Santana and Enrique Hernandez returned from the COVID-19 injured list. The infielder didn't garner any takers on the waiver wire, so he'll remain in the Boston organization at Triple-A going forward. Motter has appeared in 16 big-league games with the Red Sox and Rockies this season, logging five hits (two XBH), one RBI and five runs scored across 29 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Plays prominent role
Motter started at second base, batted leadoff and went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, one RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 11-10 loss to the Rays.
Motter provided a spark atop the order, but his glove did as much damage to the Red Sox as the Rays did. He committed throwing and fielding errors that led to a pair of unearned runs -- Tampa Bay scored six unearned runs in all. With Enrique Hernandez (COVID-19 protocols) expected back as early as Tuesday, Motter's roster spot or role will be impacted.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Designated for assignment
Motter was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Motter filled in for the Red Sox amid the team's current COVID-19 outbreak, but he'll be cast off the 40-man roster after Danny Santana (undisclosed) and Enrique Hernandez (illness) were reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list. He went 2-for-6 with a triple, a double, three runs and an RBI across three appearances with the Red Sox.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Scores game-winning run
Motter entered as a pinch runner and scored the game-winning run in Saturday's 4-3 win over Cleveland.
Motter ran for pinch hitter Travis Shaw, who had singled, and eventually came around to score on Alex Verdugo's walkoff single. He joined the Red Sox Saturday as part of the expanded 28-man roster and plays enough positions to help the Red Sox deal with the team's COVID-19 outbreak.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Joins major-league roster
Motter was added to Boston's active roster Saturday.
Claimed off waivers from Colorado on Thursday after being designated for assignment, Motter will be up to provide depth for a Red Sox team down several regulars. He can play all over the field, but Motter has hit just .189/.261/.304 in parts of four big-league seasons.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Claimed by Boston
Motter was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Thursday.
Motter was cast off the Rockies' 40-man roster Monday after he hit .150 across 13 major-league appearances this year. It wouldn't be surprising to see him join the big-league roster at some point if the Red Sox deal with additional absences in the midst of their current COVID-19 outbreak.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Taylor Motter: Cast off 40-man roster
Motter was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Monday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Motter's contract was selected by the Rockies on Aug. 10, and he served as utility depth with the big-league club. He hit .150 with two runs, two walks and six strikeouts across 13 appearances in the majors and will be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Raimel Tapia (toe), who was reinstated from the injured list Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Taylor Motter: Joins big-league club
The Rockies selected Motter's contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old has dominated Triple-A this season, slashing .335/.460/.759 with 24 home runs and 57 RBI in 265 at-bats. Motter's only big-league stint was in 2018, when he appeared in 17 games with the Mariners and Twins. The utility player figures to get some action in the outfield while Raimel Tapia (toe) spends time on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Taylor Motter: Finds new organization
The Athletics purchased Motter's contract from the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball on Tuesday and assigned him to Double-A Midland.
After being cut by the Tigers in mid-May, Motter quickly moved on to the independent ranks to continue his career. The Athletics saw enough from Motter during his 33-game stint with New Britain to give him a look, but he's unlikely to serve as anything more than a depth option in the high minors during his time with the organization.... See More ... See Less
Taylor Motter: Cut loose by Tigers
Motter was released by the Tigers on Tuesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Motter has received big-league at-bats in each of the last three seasons but has a .191/.263/.312 line in 143 career games. He was released after hitting .148 in 10 games for Double-A Erie.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Taylor Motter: Earns minors deal from Detroit
The Tigers signed Motter (face) to a minor-league contract Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The 29-year-old recently took part in a tryout camp for the Tigers, who evidently felt he could provide some value to the organization as a utility man. Motter is likely reporting to spring training too late to have a realistic shot at cracking the Opening Day roster, but he could merit a callup at some point in 2019 if he shows well at Triple-A Toledo. He saw action in 17 games in the majors last season between the Twins and Mariners and owns a .191/.263/.312 slash line (58 wRC+) over 411 career plate appearances in the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Taylor Motter: Surgery on tap
Motter, who had been playing with Toros Del Este in the Dominican Winter League, relayed Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he left the club and returned to the United States to undergo facial surgery.
Motter didn't offer specifics regarding an official diagnosis of his injury, but it sounds like he could be dealing with a fracture after he was hit by a pitch. The surgery will more than likely carry a multi-week recovery timetable, but Motter shouldn't face any restrictions by the time hitters report to spring training. The utility man is still looking to find a new home after being released by the Twins in late August.... See More ... See Less
Taylor Motter: Released by Minnesota
Motter was cut loose by the Twins on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Motter was designated for assignment a month ago after failing to impress with the big-league club, going just 1-for-19 in nine games. Across his past 14 outings for Triple-A Rochester, he's slashed just .118/.207/.275 with three RBI. He will look to latch on with another organization, though it's unlikely that he will make much of an impact at the major-league level.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Taylor Motter: DFA'd by Twins
Motter was designated for assignment by the Twins following Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Motter was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, but the Twins needed to make a move to clear space on the 40- and 25-man rosters for the return of Ervin Santana (finger) from the 60-day disabled list. Motter was claimed by the Twins in late May after being designated for assignment by the Mariners.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Taylor Motter: Recalled from Rochester
Motter was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
Motter has played in seven big-league games for the Twins this season, though he's failed to collect a hit in 11 plate appearances. The 28-year-old will provide additional depth all around the diamond, particularly in right field or at third base.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Taylor Motter: Returns from DL, optioned to Triple-A
Motter (concussion) was activated off the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday and optioned to Triple-A Rochester, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
The 28-year-old spent the minimum seven days on the concussion DL but the Twins will opt to keep Willians Astudillo on the 25-man roster as a utility man for the time being. Motter has struggled at the plate in the majors and the minors this season, batting below the Mendoza Line at both levels.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Taylor Motter: Takes grounders
Motter (concussion) took grounders Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
The team believes he's progressing as well as possible. He's eligible to return from the disabled list July 6 and seems on track to do so, though recovery times from concussions can be hard to predict.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Taylor Motter: Hopes to return shortly
Motter (concussion) thinks he will be able to return at or shortly after the seven-day minimum stay on the disabled list, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
He will be eligible to return July 6 and apparently thinks he will back around that date. Motter said he was feeling better Saturday and hopes to do 15-20 minutes on the stationary bike. Ehire Adrianza figures to get the bulk of the playing time while Motter is out.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Taylor Motter: Out with concussion
Motter was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday, source reports.
Motter will be out until at least July 6, though recovery times from concussions are difficult to predict. Prior to the injury, Motter had hit just .138/.242/.241 in 15 games for the Mariners and Twins. Willians Astudillo was called up to take his place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Taylor Motter: Recalled from Rochester
Motter was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports.
Motter will provide the ability to defend all around the diamond, especially at the middle infield and corner outfield spots. The 28-year-old's downside is his inability to hit, which will keep his playing time to a minimum while he's with the big-league team. Over 50 games at the Triple-A level split between Rochester and Tacoma this year, Motter is slashing .190/.274/.354 with six home runs and 22 RBI.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs|
|Birthplace: West Palm Beach, FL|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|