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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cards closer Jason Motte likely headed to DL with elbow strain

Bad news for the St. Louis bullpen, as closer Jason Motte is likely to open the season on the disabled list because of a mild elbow strain. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Motte won’t be able to take the mound for at least a week thanks to a slight tear of the flexor tendon.

“Right now it’s going to slow him down,” Cardinals GM Mozeliak said. “We’re certainly going to be aggressive with the rehab. The DL is likely going to happen.”

The 30-year-old Motte, a converted catcher, boasts a career ERA of 2.87 to go with a strong career K% of 26.3. He’s converted 78% of his save opportunities.

“We’ll pray for a quick healing,” Cards manager Mike Matheny said of Motte’s injury. “If that doesn’t happen, someone else is going to take the position and make the most of it.”

Repoz Posted: March 23, 2013 at 11:42 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Squash Posted: March 23, 2013 at 12:13 PM (#4394952)
In this and all the other reports they're all saying at least a week off the mound as if that's the low end - I think everyone would be incredibly surprised if Motte is indeed only off a week with a partial tear.
   2. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: March 23, 2013 at 02:51 PM (#4394994)
Doesn't really matter, he probably wouldn't have heard the call to come out anyways.
   3. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: March 23, 2013 at 03:18 PM (#4395003)
####### WBC.
   4. Adam Starblind Posted: March 23, 2013 at 03:18 PM (#4395004)
On behalf of Jews everywhere: Does this make Rosenthal the closer???
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: March 23, 2013 at 06:57 PM (#4395081)

Mitchell Boggs - hey, could.. nah

   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 23, 2013 at 09:40 PM (#4395135)
Knowing the Cardinals, Mitchell Boggs will soon become an All-Star.
   7. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: March 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM (#4395181)
Are we sure they said it was Motte?

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