Jason Motte says he will throw in St. Louis Friday and Saturday, then he'll be reevaluated and a decision will be made on his next step.

Motte has tossed 4.2 scoreless innings in rehab and looks like he's fairly close to returning. While it's difficult to think the Cardinals would give up so quickly on Trevor Rosenthal, you'd have to be a fool not to think that it could happen and Motte gets an opportunity. At worse, he becomes the primary right-handed set-up man in the eighth.ANALYST: Howard Bender Mobile App