Jason Motte
RP COL
2 weeks 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 COL
1 month 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 COL
7 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 COL
7 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.

Jason Motte
RP COL
8 months ago

The Rockies have placed Motte on the disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Motte has struggled over his last 10 outing, posting a 9.00 ERA in eight innings with the Rockies. During those 10 outings, Motte gave up at least one run in seven of them. It's unclear at this point when Motte will be able to return, but he will remain behind Carlos Estevez and Jake McGee in the closer pecking order when he does.

Jason Motte
RP COL
9 months ago

Motte holds a 3.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 14 appearances out of the Rockies bullpen this season.

EDGE Analysis

After beginning the season on the disabled list, Motte did show some signs of rust upon his return, giving up runs in three of his first four outings. However, since then the 34-year-old has been solid, posting a 9.5 K/9 and 2.70 ERA in 6.2 innings since then. He did allow a home run in both of his past two outings which raised his HR/9 to a rough 2.5 mark, but outside of that he's been one of the better parts of the Colorado bullpen. As long as he continues his current ways (outside of the home run woes), Motte should continue to see decent usage in higher-leverage situations.

Jason Motte
RP COL
10 months ago

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

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
10 months 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.

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
10 months 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.

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
11 months ago

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

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.