Jason Motte said he struck out one and induced three grounders in a 15-pitch extended spring training game Saturday.
Motte has been making outstanding progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He's less than a year removed from surgery and his throwing program has been intense for the given time period. Some speculate a late April return, things have been going that well, but early May seems much more likely. He'll slot in as Trevor Rosenthal's top set-up man once he returns so if you play in a league that counts holds and K/9, then Motte will make for a solid choice. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Trevor Cahill has secured the final spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation.
With this news, it is confirmed that Daniel Hudson will start the season out of the team's bullpen. Cahill really struggled last season, but the team believes his revamped mechanics will equate to better success this season. In 17 starts and 14 relief appearances last year, he compiled a rough 5.61 ERA. Starters in Arizona will likely be back-end starters in many fantasy rotations this season. Analysis: Colby Conway