Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte is ahead of schedule in his rehab, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Motte finished the 2012 season with the second most saves with 42 six behind Braves Craig Kimbrel, but when healthy Motte will return in a set-up role in the Cardinals bullpen to start the season. While many fantasy owners are gung-ho on Cardinals 2014 closer Trevor Rosenthal, I am tempering my expectations as the leash on him could be kind of short if he struggles early and Motte is healthy and pitching well.ANALYST: Michael Pichan