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Player Updates

June 27, 2018 03:08 PM
Jason Motte: Wraps up playing career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte was hired as the director of player development for University of Memphis baseball program earlier in June, effectively ending his playing career, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

Motte's nine-year run in the majors came to an end in March, when he was released by the Cardinals during spring training. After failing to latch on elsewhere, Motte will stay involved with baseball in Memphis, where he makes his offseason home. The 36-year-old appeared in 444 career games with the Cardinals, Cubs, Rockies and Braves, logging a 3.30 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 saves. He led the majors with 42 saves in 2012 as a member of the Cardinals and was a key reliever for St. Louis during its run to the 2011 World Series title.

March 23, 2018 10:48 AM
Jason Motte: Released by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte was released by the Cardinals on Thursday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Unlike most non-roster invitees, Motte can't be reassigned to the minors due to his service time and must instead be given his unconditional release. The veteran reliever is likely to return to the Cardinals' organization once 48 hours have passed and would pitch out of the bullpen for Triple-A Memphis. He could sign a major-league deal somewhere, but with FIPs of 5.68 and 5.44 in the last two seasons and a spring training ERA of 10.13, it's unlikely that one will be offered. He's expected to be happy to start the year in his hometown of Memphis but could be up in the majors later this season when injuries strike the Cardinals' bullpen.

March 22, 2018 10:48 AM
Cardinals' Jason Motte: Will not make Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte will not be on the Cardinals' Opening Day roster, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Due to his amount of service time in the big leagues, the Cardinals are required to give Motte a shot at signing a deal with another organization. If he fails to do so, the 35-year-old will be sent to Triple-A Memphis. Motte agreed to a minor-league deal with the team in mid-February after posting a 3.54 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 46 relief appearances with Atlanta last season.

February 16, 2018 07:24 PM
Cardinals' Jason Motte: Headed to St. Louis on MiLB deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Friday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The veteran reliever had a bounce-back season with the Braves last season, producing a 3.54 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched. His peripherals bring up a lot of red flags, however, as he struck out just six batters per nine frames while allowing 1.3 home runs per nine. Unless something drastically changes, it's unlikely that Motte will do anything to get on the fantasy radar this season.

September 15, 2017 05:16 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: Reinstated from disabled list Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte (oblique) was activated from the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Motte returns to the bullpen following a two-week stay on the disabled list with a right oblique strain. Over the course of the year, the right-hander has posted a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 36 innings.

September 2, 2017 08:20 AM
Braves' Jason Motte: Placed on disabled list Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte landed on the 10-day disabled list Friday due to a right oblique strain.

Motte threw 17 pitches during Thursday's loss to the Cubs, giving up two earned runs in just an inning of work. It appears as though the right-hander suffered the injury at some point during his outing, although it isn't apparent when it might have happened. This marks the second time this season that Motte has been placed on the shelf, with the other coming in mid-July due to a back strain. There has been no word yet on a timetable for the 35-year-old.

August 4, 2017 03:36 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: Activated from disabled list Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte (back) was reinstated from the 10-day DL on Friday.

Motte will return to the club after nearing a month without action, as his last major-league appearance occurred July 5 against the Astros. The reliever was able to make another rehab appearance Wednesday, tossing a perfect inning with Triple-A Gwinnett. In a corresponding move, the Braves placed Ian Krol on the 10-day DL with a strained left oblique.

August 3, 2017 05:12 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: On pace to return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte (back) could return to the Braves on Friday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

Motte has been on the disabled list since the All-Star break with a back strain, but was able to make two rehab appearances with Triple-A Gwinnett over the past week. It appears likely that the 25-year-old returns to the bullpen prior to Friday's series opener with Miami, settling back into a high-leverage role with the club.

July 30, 2017 10:32 AM
Braves' Jason Motte: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte (back) began a rehab assignment Saturday at High-A Rome, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Motte has missed the past two weeks with the back strain. Expect him to make another one or two rehab appearances before making his return at some point in early August.

July 14, 2017 04:04 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: Placed on disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte (back) was put on the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Motte suffered a back strain while warming up in the bullpen during Sunday's contest, and wasn't able to recover over the All-Star break. The reliever should be able to return once he's eligible to come off the disabled list barring any setbacks, but could wind up making a few rehab appearances if the team feels as though he could benefit from them. In a corresponding move, the Braves recalled Jason Hursh from Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 9, 2017 09:32 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: Suffers back strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte suffered a back strain when he was warming up in the bullpen Sunday, but the injury is not believed to be serious, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

He was checked out by the training staff, and while he obviously did not make it into the game, it sounds like he will avoid a disabled list stint and could be ready to pitch after the All-Star break. Motte has a 6.07 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and three blown saves in his last 13.1 innings.

July 8, 2017 05:20 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: Struggles in recent appearances
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte has allowed six runs on five hits over his last two appearances (one inning).

The 35-year-old had allowed only five runs all season prior to the disastrous series against the Astros. Motte's had an excellent 1.78 ERA prior to the last two outings, but he now has a 3.76 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 19 strikeouts across 26.1 innings for the season.

June 13, 2017 10:48 AM
Braves' Jason Motte: Earns first win of 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and was the pitcher of record when Atlanta took the lead in Monday's win over Washington.

Motte has seen an increased role out of the Atlanta bullpen of late, and his 2.08 ERA and 1.15 WHIP are solid numbers. However, he's also held opponents to an unsustainably low .196 BABIP, and his 6.2 K/9 is way down from last season's 9.1 mark. His 5.62 FIP over the past two seasons shouldn't instill confidence, either.

May 30, 2017 04:44 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: Increasing role in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte hasn't allowed a run in 12 straight appearances (11 innings).

The veteran righty got shelled in his first outing against the Brewers, but he's allowed only five hits during his scoreless streak. Motte has worked his way into higher-leverage situations with Atlanta, recording a hold in each of his last three outings. His K/9 is only 6.8, but his 1.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP have provided some value.

April 27, 2017 03:44 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: Joining big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves selected Motte's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Catcher Anthony Recker was optioned to take his place at Gwinnett. Motte is likely to take a spot as a middle-innings reliever, but considering the club's 4.94 bullpen ERA in its first 19 games, perhaps he can move into higher-leverage appearances in front of closer Jim Johnson. He's a long shot to earn save chances in the long run, but keep an eye on his performance, because it's not impossible.

April 9, 2017 10:08 PM
Braves' Jason Motte: Signs deal with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Sunday.

It didn't take long for the veteran reliever to find work after being unconditionally released by the Rockies last Wednesday. Motte appeared in 30 games for Colorado in 2016, recording a 4.94 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 23.2 innings, which were both some of the worst numbers of his career, so it's not entirely surprising that the Rockies decided to cut him loose after he failed to make the big club out of spring training. The 34-year-old is expected to report to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

April 6, 2017 04:08 PM
Jason Motte: Cut loose by Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte was unconditionally released by the Rockies on Wednesday.

Motte was designated for assignment at the end of March after not making the big-league roster out of spring training, but given his vast major-league experience, it comes as no surprise that he wanted out of the Rockies' system rather than reporting to Triple-A. The veteran reliever will look to leverage that experience into a big-league contract with a different organization soon.

April 1, 2017 09:00 AM
Rockies' Jason Motte: DFA'd by Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday.

The Rockies signed the veteran reliever prior to the 2016 campaign with the hope of bolstering their bullpen, but he struggled on the mound and with injuries, ultimately producing a lofty 4.94 ERA. Paired with his poor spring showing (8.31 ERA, 1.85 WHIP in 8.2 innings pitched), this led the Rockies to cast him off the 40-man roster in order to make room for slugger Stephen Cardullo. If Motte chooses to accept the assignment to the minors, his major-league experience could help him climb his way back to the big leagues, but there's a good chance he'll prefer to look for a major-league contract with another club.

March 14, 2017 04:44 PM
Rockies' Jason Motte: Scuffling so far this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte is struggling so far this spring, allowing six earned runs in four innings while logging a 3:1 K:BB ratio.

The veteran's chances of remaining in the Rockies bullpen certainly improved following the injury to Chad Qualls (forearm) and the demotion of Miguel Castro, but Motte's performance thus far is nothing to call home about. If one positive can be taken from his performance, it's that he hasn't given up a single home run this spring after giving up over two home runs per nine innings last season. However, the 34-year-old certainly is not guaranteed an Opening Day roster spot, and he'll need to outperform the likes of Scott Oberg, Jordan Lyles and Carlos Estevez in order to solidify his standing in the organization.

February 15, 2017 07:20 PM
Rockies' Jason Motte: Enters spring training at 100 percent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Motte reported to spring training without any health issues, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

The veteran reliever was sidelined for the first two months of 2016 due to a shoulder injury, but it appears that he'll actually be able to hit the ground running during his contract year with Colorado. Motte was hot and cold throughout last season, concluding the year with a 4.94 ERA and a 9.1 K/9. Given the multitude of other relief options now present in the Rockies' bullpen, Motte will likely fill more of a middle relief role unless injuries deplete Colorado's relief corps.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Miami 4.100 2.08001
vs LHB 13.200 4.61085
vs RHB 26.100 3.0801222
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008STL00 0.821200011 11.052100316
2009STL44 4.766900003 56.25732301022354
2010STL42 2.245600023 52.1411313501854
2011STL52 2.2578000913 68.0492217251663
2012STL45 2.75670004249 72.0492322921786
2013STL00 ---0000000.00000000
2014STL10 4.682900000 25.029141370917
2015CHC81 3.915700067 48.1482121421134
2016COL01 4.943000000 23.228151362824
2017ATL00 1.381400000 13.08221169
Total 2615 3.214120006076 370.03141441324414111357
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008STL12000000000 --- --- ---
2009STL69100000100 .000 .000 .000
2010STL56200000200 .000 .000 .000
2011STL78100000100 .000 .000 .000
2012STL67000000000 --- --- ---
2014STL29000000000 --- --- ---
2015CHC57000000000 --- --- ---
2016COL30000000000 --- --- ---
2017ATL14000000000 --- --- ---
Total 412400000400 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008STLP120211001.000
2009STLP6901046011.000
2010STLP56094410 .889
2011STLP780231112021.000
2012STLP6701239001.000
2014STLP290413001.000
2015CHCP570615001.000
2016COLP300615011.000
2017ATLP140422011.000
Total  412076284715 .987
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2008STL079 0.8900000 .13940 6.5 .1390
2009STL14860 0.9001112 .264244 13.0 .4683
2010STL34253 0.8931101 .220208 10.1 .3331
2011STL26570 1.0361101 .202268 9.3 .2964
2012STL16065 0.9832000 .191279 8.5 .3317
2013STL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2014STL02233 0.7010101 .293110 13.7 .5450
2015CHC53873 0.5211002 .255206 11.4 .3881
2016COL12720 1.4051000 .286109 14.5 .5920
2017ATL11513 1.3810000 .17852 10.4 .3330
Total 14324396 0.89207417 .2301516 10.7 .38416
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009STL00 0.00100000 1.00000000
2011STL01 2.191200055 12.15431018
2012STL10 2.16600033 8.17221012
Total 11 2.081900088 21.2126520210
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 A-Quad Cities11 4.9780000 12.2168711313
2006 A-St. College12 3.08210008 26.13012910425
2007 AA-Springfield33 2.20440008 49.0361312332263
2007 A-Palm Beach10 0.9090003 10.07210016
2008AAA-Memphis43 3.24630009 66.26425246126110
2010AAA-Memphis Redbirds00 3.8620000 2.12110012
2014AAA-Memphis Redbirds00 0.0020000 3.02000002
2014AA-Springfield Cardinal00 0.0050000 4.21000013
2016AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes00 3.1860000 5.23221035
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/225
Birthdate:
6/22/1982
Age:
37
Hometown:
Port Huron, MI
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
9