Jason Motte RP COL 9 hours ago

Motte (shoulder) was activated off the DL on Wednesday, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte entered the season on the disabled list due to a shoulder sprain, but he's been able to pitch back-to-back games during his rehab assignment and now he's ready to return to the Rockies' bullpen. The Rockies placed Boone Logan on the DL due to shoulder inflammation in a corresponding move. Motte will be immediately available out of the bullpen Wednesday.

Jason Motte RP COL 11 hours ago

Motte will likely join the Rockies bullpen either Wednesday or Thursday during Colorado's series against the Red Sox, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte pitched in back-to-back games earlier in the week, which left him unavailable for a return for Tuesday's series opener, but the 33-year-old reliever said that his arm is feeling great. As long as nothing out of the ordinary happens, Motte should rejoin the team before the current series concludes, although he could be used in a more low-leverage role than initially expected. Manager Walt Weiss does see him as an option to set up for closer Jake McGee, but Weiss wants to "ease him in" before putting him into high-leverage situations. That being said, Motte should eventually be an integral part of the Rockies bullpen if he stays healthy, giving him a decent amount of value in leagues that count holds.

Jason Motte RP COL 1 week ago

Motte (shoulder) walked a pair and gave up a home run in .2 innings pitched in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte was forced to throw 24 pitches in that brief stint, but only managed to throw 12 of them for strikes. That being said, the important thing is that the right-hander remains healthy, which seems to still be the case. He'll take the next two or three days off, and then he'll pitch in back-to-back games at the end of the week, which can hopefully get him in line to rejoin the Colorado bullpen before the end of the month.

Jason Motte RP COL 2 weeks ago

Motte (shoulder) pitched a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque, logging a strikeout and a walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte looked good Wednesday, throwing 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes. It's unclear how long the Rockies plan to have the right-hander down on his rehab assignment, but it does appear that he'll be back with the big club very soon.

Jason Motte RP COL 3 weeks ago

Motte (shoulder) felt no pain in his ailing right shoulder after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte is making steady progress in his return from a shoulder injury that occurred at the end of spring training. The right-hander will accompany the Rockies for the rest of their 10-game road trip, although he currently does not have a set timetable for a rehab assignment or return to the Colorado bullpen, which makes any estimate of his return date fairly cloudy at this point.

Jason Motte RP COL 4 weeks ago

Motte (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Tuesday at extended spring training, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte has been sidelined since the end of spring training with the ailment, but he appears to be making good progress in his rehab process. There's still no timetable for his return, but that should come as he progresses to pitching live batting practice and throwing in a rehab assignment.

Jason Motte RP COL 1 month ago

Motte (shoulder) is expected to start playing catch in the next few days, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte is reportedly feeling pain-free, but the Rockies are taking the cautious approach by giving the veteran reliever plenty of time to heal his shoulder. A timetable for his return has yet to be set, but things should become clearer as he progresses in his rehab process.

Jason Motte RP COL 2 months ago

Motte (shoulder) started strengthening work Monday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He remains out indefinitely, and has not yet progressed to baseball activities. Jake McGee has the closer job well in hand while Motte is out.

Jason Motte RP COL 2 months ago

Motte (shoulder) has been placedd on the 15-day disabled list.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Out indefinitely with a shoulder sprain, the Rockies bullpen enters 2016 somewhat depleted with Motte among a number of relievers beginning the season on the DL. When he returns to action, the 33-year-old will likely take a spot at the back end of the rotation. Even when healthy, his fantasy utility will likely be limited to leagues that employ holds as a stat unless Motte were to take over the closer role.

Jason Motte RP COL 2 months ago

Motte is out indefinitely with a shoulder strain, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is likely to miss the opener, in which case he will probably start the year on the DL. This means Jake McGee will be the de facto closer to open the year, as he had been in competition with Motte. Continue to monitor Motte's status for a better timetable for how long he could be sidelined.