Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte "feels pretty good" about his rehab, according to MLB Network Radio.
Motte would not talk about a timetable for his recovery, but indicated things were going well. He said his goal was to be a healthy contributor this year, and added that was his motivation for the season. Motte did not pitch in the majors last season due to undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Motte is miles removed from working the 9th inning, Trevor Rosenthal has that role at the moment and figures to keep it all year long unless he struggles. Motte will hope to return in a setup role for the Cardinals. ANALYST: Ray Flowers
The Rangers released Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.
Ludwick was notified a couple days back that he would not be making the big-league team and was allowed to search for another team. He has struggled in Spring Training and hasn't been able to get over the .700 OPS mark the last two seasons. The Rangers will look internally to create outfield options for the 2015 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah