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Jason Motte has elbow surgery

Updated: May 7, 2013, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte had season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Motte tweeted the ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow "went well."

"One day closer to getting back out there then yesterday," he wrote on Twitter.

The Cardinals announced before their game against the Cubs that they had activated first baseman Matt Adams (right oblique) from the disabled list.

Motte was placed on the Cardinals' disabled list March 29 with right ...

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