Jason Motte
RP ATL
2 weeks ago

Motte (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and was the pitcher of record when Atlanta took the lead in Monday's win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Motte has seen an increased role out of the Atlanta bullpen of late, and his 2.08 ERA and 1.15 WHIP are solid numbers. However, he's also held opponents to an unsustainably low .196 BABIP, and his 6.2 K/9 is way down from last season's 9.1 mark. His 5.62 FIP over the past two seasons shouldn't instill confidence, either.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
1 month ago

Motte hasn't allowed a run in 12 straight appearances (11 innings).

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty got shelled in his first outing against the Brewers, but has allowed only five hits during his scoreless streak. Motte has worked his way into higher-leverage situations with Atlanta, and has recorded a hold in each of his last three outings. His K/9 is only at 6.8, but a 1.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP for the season could provide some value going forward.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
2 months ago

The Braves selected Motte's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Catcher Anthony Recker was optioned to take his place at Gwinnett. Motte is likely to take a spot as a middle-innings reliever, but considering the club's 4.94 bullpen ERA in their first 19 games, perhaps he can move into higher-leverage appearances in front of closer Jim Johnson. He's a long shot to earn save chances in the long run, but keep an eye on his performance, because it's not impossible.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
3 months ago

Motte signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It didn't take long for the veteran reliever to find work after being unconditionally released by the Rockies last Wednesday. Motte appeared in 30 games for Colorado in 2016, recording a 4.94 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 23.2 innings, which were both some of the worst numbers of his career, so it's not entirely surprising that the Rockies decided to cut him loose after he failed to make the big club out of spring training. The 34-year-old is expected to report to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
3 months ago

Motte was unconditionally released by the Rockies on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Motte was designated for assignment at the end of March after not making the big-league roster out of spring training, but given his vast major-league experience, it comes as no surprise that he wanted out of the Rockies system rather than reporting to Triple-A. The veteran reliever will look to leverage that experience into a big-league contract soon.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
3 months ago

Motte was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Rockies signed the veteran reliever prior to the 2016 campaign with the hope of bolstering their bullpen, but he struggled on the mound and with injuries, ultimately producing a lofty 4.94 ERA. This paired with his poor spring showing (8.31 ERA, 1.85 WHIP in 8.2 innings pitched) to lead the Rockies to cast him off the 40-man roster in order to make room for slugger Stephen Cardullo. If Motte chooses to accept the assignment to the minors, his major league experience could help him climb his way back to the big leagues, but there's a good chance he'll prefer to look for a major league contract with another club.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
3 months ago

Motte is struggling so far this spring, allowing six earned runs in four innings while logging a 3:1 K:BB ratio.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's chances of remaining in the Rockies bullpen certainly improved following the injury to Chad Qualls (forearm) and the demotion of Miguel Castro, but Motte's performance thus far is nothing to call home about. If one positive can be taken from his performance, it's that he hasn't given up a single home run this spring after giving up over two home runs per nine innings last season. However, the 34-year-old certainly is not guaranteed an Opening Day roster spot, and he'll need to outperform the likes of Scott Oberg, Jordan Lyles and Carlos Estevez in order to solidify his standing in the organization.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
4 months ago

Motte reported to spring training without any health issues, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever was sidelined for the first two months of 2016 due to a shoulder injury, but it appears that he'll actually be able to hit the ground running during his contract year with Colorado. Motte was hot and cold throughout last season, concluding the year with a 4.94 ERA and a 9.1 K/9. Given the multitude of other relief options now present in the Rockies bullpen, Motte will likely fill more of a middle relief role unless injuries deplete Colorado's relief corps.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
10 months ago

Motte (shoulder) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

A rotator cuff strain sidelined Motte since July, but he was able to convince the Rockies on Wednesday that he was ready to return by firing a successful simulated game. He'll add depth and experience to a bullpen that sorely needs it. However, with Adam Ottavino entrenched as the closer, Motte's unlikely to see many save chances down the stretch.

Jason Motte
RP ATL
10 months ago

Motte (shoulder) threw 20-25 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday, Nick Kosmider of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Motte reportedly felt great during and after the outing, which is a very good sign considering all the troubles the right-hander has had this season with his throwing shoulder. With the minor league seasons coming to a close, the veteran reliever will likely need to pitch in another simulated game or two in order to be ready to return to the Colorado bullpen. That being said, it seems that Motte could return fairly soon as long as everything goes as planned.