15DJason Motte RP COL 4 days 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.

15DJason Motte RP COL 1 week 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.

15DJason Motte RP COL 3 weeks 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.

15DJason Motte RP COL 1 month 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.

15DJason Motte RP COL 1 month 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.

15DJason Motte RP COL 1 month 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.

15DJason Motte RP COL 2 months ago

Motte has allowed two hits and two runs while striking out three batters through four innings pitched this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte has held hitters to a .143 batting average this spring, so the two runs allowed are not the best reflection of how well the right-hander has been pitching this spring. He's also been showcasing his historically-good control, as he hasn't walked a batter so far. Motte is currently in the running to be the closer for Colorado, although he has some tough competition for the job in left-hander Jake McGee. Getting the closer role would be a boon to Motte's fantasy value, but he'll have to continue pitching well in order to claim that position for himself.

15DJason Motte RP COL 5 months ago

Motte (shoulder) has agreed to a two-year deal with the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's believed that the deal is worth a total of $10 million. The Rockies announced the deal with Motte along with a two-year pact with fellow veteran reliever Chad Qualls on Tuesday morning. Considering the lack of an established closer in Colorado at the present time, it seems likely that Motte or Qualls will become the team's primary ninth-inning option over the likes of Jairo Diaz.

15DJason Motte RP COL 7 months ago

Motte (shoulder) left the Cubs on Saturday to continue his rehab at the team's complex in Arizona.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Motte is not expected to be ready for Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh, but he might be able to return if the Cubs advance to the NLDS. He's been on the DL since Aug. 24.

15DJason Motte RP COL 8 months ago

Motte (shoulder) has been throwing on flat ground, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He has not started throwing off a mound yet, and therefore he probably won't be able to log too many appearances before the end of the season.