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The Cardinals do not plan to send rehabbing right-hander Jason Motte out on a Minor League rehab assignment until next month, general manager John Mozeliak said.
We were originally led to believe that Motte was going to be back by mid-May, but now it would appear that he's looking at closer to the end of the month depending on when they actually send him on his assignment. Once he returns, he is expected to settle into an eighth-inning set-up role and will be an excellent source for holds.ANALYST: Howard Bender
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI in the Astros 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday.
Springer has now collected two hits in three straight games which has helped raise his average from .195 to .214 on the season. A concussion sidelined Springer in early May but he has played well since his return, hitting .282 with six runs, two home runs and four RBI. Fantasy owners will have to deal with the low batting average as Springer is once again on pace to rank among the league leaders in strikeouts but he’s already reached double-digit stole bases and could flirt with a 30/30 season given his potential. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba