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Cardinals closer Jason Motte underwent successful elbow surgery Tuesday, performed by the team physician in St. Louis.
Now that Jason Motte has gone under the knife, if you haven't already, go ahead and drop him from your roster. The best case scenario si that Motte will be back by Spring Training next season, but that is being extremely optimistic. Fantasy players should keep him in mind for the 2014 drafts, as he may come at an extremely cheap price in both snake drafts and auction leagues. For all the latest bullpen news, be sure to follow @MLBDailyBullpen on Twitter. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
This news is like reading about how eating McDonald's every day will make you fat and healthy. We already knew the inevitable was coming for Jason Motte, but this is the nail in the coffin. He will be meaningless in any kind of fantasy format for at least the next 10-12 months.ANALYST:
Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a solo home run against the Mets on Saturday.
That’s Tex’s eighth home run of the year. He won’t continue to hit home runs at this rate, but it’s not unreasonable to think he can hit 25 or more this year. He has also drawn as many walks as he has strikeouts. And he’s hitting .254 despite a .163 BABIP. That’s mainly because most of the balls he’s hitting are leaving the yard right now, but it’s still encouraging for his batting average going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley