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Cardinals' Taylor Motter: Makes Opening Day roster
Motter had his contract selected from Triple-A Memphis by the Cardinals on Saturday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Motter has really impressed in Grapefruit League camp, as he has hit three home runs, stolen four bases and shown the ability to play all over the field in his 51 at-bats in Florida. The 33-year-old will be a depth option for St. Louis, and likely won't be in the starting lineup very often.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Taylor Motter: Candidate to making opening roster
Motter is a candidate to make the Opening Day roster for the Cardinals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Motter was signed to a minor-league contract in November, and the 33-year-old has impressed in the Grapefruit League with an .810 OPS, three homers and a pair of steals over 17 games. He's also capable of playing in the infield and outfield, so he brings versatility at the end of the St. Louis bench if he does make the roster. Motter will need to be added to the 40-man roster in order to be called up to the Cardinals, but he has at least earned a look from his play in Florida.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Taylor Motter: Signed by Cardinals
The Cardinals signed Motter to a minor-league contract Friday, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Motter spent about half of the 2022 campaign with the Reds organization, going 1-for-6 in two games on the major-league roster. The 33-year-old will now get a shot to prove himself with the Cardinals in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Taylor Motter: Released by Reds
Motter was released by the Reds on Monday, Doug Gray of RedsMinorLeagues.com reports.
Motter had spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Louisville before being released Monday, batting .250 with eight homers, 18 RBI and 12 runs over 132 at-bats over 39 games. The 32-year-old has big-league experience and will likely find another team in the near future.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Taylor Motter: Returned to Triple-A
Motter was returned to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Motter joined the Reds for their three-game series in Toronto this past weekend after four players were placed on the restricted list Friday. He appeared in two games while going 1-for-6 at the dish. With Cincinnati returning to the United States and getting all of the players back from the restricted list in advance of its four-game series with the Cubs that begins Monday, Motter will lose his spot on the 26-man active roster in addition to the 40-man rosters.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Taylor Motter: Joins big club
Motter had his contract selected by the Reds on Friday.
The 32-year-old will fill a role on the bench this weekend in Toronto with the Reds missing multiple players who cannot travel to Canada. Motter has a .245/.344/.566 slash line in 15 games at Triple-A Louisville this season and is unlikely to be a significant factor during his time in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Clears waivers
Motter was outrighted to Triple-A Worcester after clearing waivers Friday.
Motter lost his spot on the 40-man roster earlier in the week after Danny Santana and Enrique Hernandez returned from the COVID-19 injured list. The infielder didn't garner any takers on the waiver wire, so he'll remain in the Boston organization at Triple-A going forward. Motter has appeared in 16 big-league games with the Red Sox and Rockies this season, logging five hits (two XBH), one RBI and five runs scored across 29 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Plays prominent role
Motter started at second base, batted leadoff and went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, one RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 11-10 loss to the Rays.
Motter provided a spark atop the order, but his glove did as much damage to the Red Sox as the Rays did. He committed throwing and fielding errors that led to a pair of unearned runs -- Tampa Bay scored six unearned runs in all. With Enrique Hernandez (COVID-19 protocols) expected back as early as Tuesday, Motter's roster spot or role will be impacted.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Designated for assignment
Motter was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Motter filled in for the Red Sox amid the team's current COVID-19 outbreak, but he'll be cast off the 40-man roster after Danny Santana (undisclosed) and Enrique Hernandez (illness) were reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list. He went 2-for-6 with a triple, a double, three runs and an RBI across three appearances with the Red Sox.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Scores game-winning run
Motter entered as a pinch runner and scored the game-winning run in Saturday's 4-3 win over Cleveland.
Motter ran for pinch hitter Travis Shaw, who had singled, and eventually came around to score on Alex Verdugo's walkoff single. He joined the Red Sox Saturday as part of the expanded 28-man roster and plays enough positions to help the Red Sox deal with the team's COVID-19 outbreak.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Joins major-league roster
Motter was added to Boston's active roster Saturday.
Claimed off waivers from Colorado on Thursday after being designated for assignment, Motter will be up to provide depth for a Red Sox team down several regulars. He can play all over the field, but Motter has hit just .189/.261/.304 in parts of four big-league seasons.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Taylor Motter: Claimed by Boston
Motter was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Thursday.
Motter was cast off the Rockies' 40-man roster Monday after he hit .150 across 13 major-league appearances this year. It wouldn't be surprising to see him join the big-league roster at some point if the Red Sox deal with additional absences in the midst of their current COVID-19 outbreak.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Taylor Motter: Cast off 40-man roster
Motter was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Monday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Motter's contract was selected by the Rockies on Aug. 10, and he served as utility depth with the big-league club. He hit .150 with two runs, two walks and six strikeouts across 13 appearances in the majors and will be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Raimel Tapia (toe), who was reinstated from the injured list Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Taylor Motter: Joins big-league club
The Rockies selected Motter's contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old has dominated Triple-A this season, slashing .335/.460/.759 with 24 home runs and 57 RBI in 265 at-bats. Motter's only big-league stint was in 2018, when he appeared in 17 games with the Mariners and Twins. The utility player figures to get some action in the outfield while Raimel Tapia (toe) spends time on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Taylor Motter: Finds new organization
The Athletics purchased Motter's contract from the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball on Tuesday and assigned him to Double-A Midland.
After being cut by the Tigers in mid-May, Motter quickly moved on to the independent ranks to continue his career. The Athletics saw enough from Motter during his 33-game stint with New Britain to give him a look, but he's unlikely to serve as anything more than a depth option in the high minors during his time with the organization.... See More ... See Less
Taylor Motter: Cut loose by Tigers
Motter was released by the Tigers on Tuesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Motter has received big-league at-bats in each of the last three seasons but has a .191/.263/.312 line in 143 career games. He was released after hitting .148 in 10 games for Double-A Erie.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Taylor Motter: Earns minors deal from Detroit
The Tigers signed Motter (face) to a minor-league contract Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The 29-year-old recently took part in a tryout camp for the Tigers, who evidently felt he could provide some value to the organization as a utility man. Motter is likely reporting to spring training too late to have a realistic shot at cracking the Opening Day roster, but he could merit a callup at some point in 2019 if he shows well at Triple-A Toledo. He saw action in 17 games in the majors last season between the Twins and Mariners and owns a .191/.263/.312 slash line (58 wRC+) over 411 career plate appearances in the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Taylor Motter: Surgery on tap
Motter, who had been playing with Toros Del Este in the Dominican Winter League, relayed Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he left the club and returned to the United States to undergo facial surgery.
Motter didn't offer specifics regarding an official diagnosis of his injury, but it sounds like he could be dealing with a fracture after he was hit by a pitch. The surgery will more than likely carry a multi-week recovery timetable, but Motter shouldn't face any restrictions by the time hitters report to spring training. The utility man is still looking to find a new home after being released by the Twins in late August.... See More ... See Less
Taylor Motter: Released by Minnesota
Motter was cut loose by the Twins on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Motter was designated for assignment a month ago after failing to impress with the big-league club, going just 1-for-19 in nine games. Across his past 14 outings for Triple-A Rochester, he's slashed just .118/.207/.275 with three RBI. He will look to latch on with another organization, though it's unlikely that he will make much of an impact at the major-league level.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Taylor Motter: DFA'd by Twins
Motter was designated for assignment by the Twins following Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Motter was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, but the Twins needed to make a move to clear space on the 40- and 25-man rosters for the return of Ervin Santana (finger) from the 60-day disabled list. Motter was claimed by the Twins in late May after being designated for assignment by the Mariners.... See More ... See Less
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