Our own Nathaniel Reeves reported on August 15 that Motte, who went to the disabled list on August 2 with a lower back sprain, was day-to-day as to when he might resume throwing and likely wouldn't return until September.
Derrick Goold, who covers the Cardinals for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, tweeted the following update on Motte.
Jason Motte starts rehab assignment a day after #Cardinals official tells media there was no time for Motte to go on a rehab assignment.Motte, in his sixth Major League season, has a 4.91 ERA in 24 games. He's allowed 25 hits and walked eight in 22 innings, while striking out 16. In 2012, Motte saved 42 games and had a 2.75 ERA in 67 games. He has a career record of 17-13 with 54 saves and an ERA of 3.03.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) August 31, 2014
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