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Jason Motte to have Tommy John

Updated: May 3, 2013, 9:16 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- St. Louis right-hander Jason Motte will have season-ending Tommy John surgery next week.

The Cardinals reliever was placed on the disabled list on March 29, and eventually diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow. He had been rehabbing and playing catch in an effort to avoid surgery.

However, he had discomfort during a throwing session and it was decided that Motte would have the ligament replacement surgery.

Motte emerged as the Cardinals' closer late ...

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