|Aug. 8 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have placed right-handed reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back sprain. Motte has pitched 22 innings in 24 appearances this season with a 4.91 ERA.
Analysis: The move, announced Friday, is retroactive to Aug. 1. The 32-year-old Motte underwent elbow ligament surgery in May 2013 and started this season on the DL. He made his 2014 debut May 21.
|Mar. 30 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals activated Motte from the 15-day disabled list, and might need their old closer right away. The 31-year-old Motte had elbow surgery last May and missed the entire season. He had 42 saves in 2012, tied for the National League lead.
Analysis: Manager Mike Matheny said Trevor Rosenthal was unavailable Tuesday for the start of a three-game series against Arizona. The Cardinals had a day off Monday and Rosenthal is getting extra rest after his second blown save in five appearances. Motte said he was ready for anything and joked he didn't return with any new pitches.