On May 5, our own Matt Musico reported that Motte began his first rehab appearance at Double-A Springfield. It took him 13 pitches to get through one inning, striking out the side. Yesterday Derrick Goold, who covers the Cardinals for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, tweeted the following about Motte's status.
FYI: Jason Motte is headed to Memphis. He'll make his next rehab appearance there Tuesday. Speeding toward return. #stlcards #cardinalsMotte was drafted by the Cardinals in 2003 and has pitched for the Cardinals since 2006. Motte was primarily a setup man in 2010 and 2011 before become the Cardinals' closer the following season. He went 4-5 with 42 saves and a 2.75 ERA in 2012. In 72 innings, he allowed only 49 hits and struck out 86. In 282 career games, Motte is 17-12 with a 2.87 ERA.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) May 12, 2014
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