Jason Motte (elbow) will throw in an extended spring game Thursday after throwing 20 pitches in an extended spring appearance Monday.
Motte continues to make steady and strong progress in his return from Tommy John surgery. He may need another outing or two in extended spring training, but should find himself on a minor-league rehab assignment sooner than later. He should be back in the St. Louis pen by the end of the month.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett