#Cubs expecting Motte to miss 3-4 weeks and Soler to miss about a month. Tough blow.
Hardball Talk "Jason Motte‘s comeback from Tommy John surgery is nearly complete, as the one-time Cardinals closer is finished with his minor-league rehab assignment and scheduled to rejoin the active roster Tuesday. Motte won’t have his old closer gig waiting for him when he returns because Trevor Rosenthal..." May 19
Fox Sports Midwest "Cardinals right-hander Jason Motte is finding out that returning from Tommy John surgery requires patience as much as a good surgeon. The process can take upwards of 12 to 18 months, and includes baby step after baby step. Still less than 11 months since his surgery, Motte cleared another..." March 18
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals reliever Jason Motte, who led the National League in saves in 2012, said Tuesday that it would be "a push" for him to be ready for opening day on his current rehab schedule. "Even if I’m throwing bullpens at the end of March and I’m firing balls in there that’s great but it’s still..." February 25
Jason Motte (Tommy John rehab) is headed down to Jupiter tomorrow and will resume his throwing program a day or two later. #stlcards
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals closer Jason Motte isn’t on the operating table _ yet. But unless the righthander shows some significant healing by May 1 from what an MRI exam performed Tuesday showed to be a low-grade tear in his ligament, he will have Tommy John surgery, general manager John Mozeliak said..." April 09
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals closer Jason Motte, who has gone nearly three weeks without being able to toss a baseball, is scheduled to meet today with the team’s physician for a follow-up exam that should determine the righty’s next stage of rehab or treatment. The exam with Dr. George Paletta will include an MRI..." April 09
Jason Motte's MRI shows tear to ligament. Cards will give him until May 1 to show improvement; if none, then likely Tommy John surgery.
MLB.com "Closer Jason Motte anticipates receiving some clarity as to how his right elbow is recovering when he visits with Dr. George Paletta on Tuesday. Motte is scheduled to undergo an MRI as part of a follow-up exam with the Cardinals' team physician. "Tomorrow, we'll be able to compare where we were..." April 08
Motte shut down, expected to begin the season on the DL because of a mild strain in right elbow. Boggs to open season as #STLCards closer.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Recently demoted to High-A Palm Beach, as if he had never left, Cardinals farmhand Jason Motte sat in the visitors’ clubhouse at the Phillies’ complex in Clearwater, Fla., and readied for batting practice. It was early May 2006 and while hitting had become an anchor, marooning him in the low..." February 25
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Recently demoted to High-A Palm Beach, as if he had never left, Cardinals farmhand Jason Motte sat in the visitors’ clubhouse at the Phillies’ complex in Clearwater, Fla., and readied for batting practice. It was early May 2006 and while hitting had become an anchor, marooning him in the low..." February 24
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals closer Jason Motte drove up from Memphis to St. Louis on Tuesday for a checkup. He returned home that night with a commitment. The club and its closer avoided arbitration and finalized a two-year, $12 million contract. The deal, which was announced Tuesday evening, rivets Motte..." January 23
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Hours after he fired the fastball that forced extra innings on the Cardinals and cost them a victory, closer Jason Motte was still bringing the heat. "I'm a fastball pitcher," Motte told a throng of reporters gathered around his locker to ask about his fourth blown save of the season. "It's one..." June 20
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A former Cardinals prospect who had to take the long way back to the majors upended the Cards on Monday with a base hit off a one-time teammate who makes his living with fierce brevity. On closer Jason Motte's 31st pitch of the ninth inning, Cubs third baseman Joe Mather struck a two-out,..." April 24
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Contrary to the stubborn stance he took throughout October, former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa did not retire without first acknowledging the role, by name, Jason Motte played in the championship run. Once the righthander had wiggled free of the celebration that followed the final out of..." February 23