Things aren’t looking good for Cardinals closer Jason Motte
#cardinals closer Jason Motte has been prescribed rest. Deadline of May 1. If he cannot advance he’ll have surgery. #stlcards
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) April 9, 2013
As described often in the PD flexor inflammation clears and ligament damage is clearer. That’s why Tommy John now in conversation for Motte.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) April 10, 2013
With young gun Trevor Rosenthal and interim closer Mitchell Boggs in the fold and plenty of bullpen depth, the Cardinals are pretty well set up to handle Motte’s absence. Not to say that he won’t be missed. The 30-year-old Motte has posted ERAs under 3.00 three straight seasons, and he finished with 42 saves in 49 chances last year. Plus, the news comes right on the heels of Boggs giving up seven runs in what had been a tie game with the Reds on Monday.