Jason Motte (elbow) threw to a couple of minor-leaguers Friday morning. His command wasn't good, but perhaps that's to be expected.
Motte hopes to fill a set up role for the Cardinals this season. He posses no immediate threat to Trevor Rosenthal for 9th inning duties for the Cardinals and the plan is for the younger Rosnethal to close all year long.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Whiteside went to the bench with an ankle injury.
Whiteside injured the ankle or foot on a rebound and came up limping a bit, so with him just recently coming back from a hip injury it's likely a precautionary move to take him out. He was effective in Sunday's loss however with a double-double off the bench behind starter A'mare Stoudemire. More updates to follow once the extent of the injury and timeframe are better known. Analysis: Matt Selz