As expected, Jason Motte has officially been activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Motte will slot into an eighth-inning set-up role, not the closer's role as many have clamored over the last week. Is he the perfect handcuff for Trevor Rosenthal owners? Yes. But don't go picking him up to stash him away right now unless you have super-deep benched or you can at least use him for holds or something. Mike Matheny is not going to rush him into anything right now, given the fact that he's just returning from Tommy John surgery. ANALYST: Howard Bender