Cardinals closer Motte to start year on DL

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeMarch 23, 2013


The St. Louis Cardinals announced Saturday that closer Jason Motte will start the season on the 15-day disabled list with a mild flexor muscle strain in his right elbow.
Right-hander Mitchell Boggs will close games in Motte's absence. Righties Fernando Salas, Joe Kelly and Trevor Rosenthal will also contribute in the bullpen.
Motte had 42 saves with a 2.75 ERA last season. Boggs only has four saves in his major-league career, but had a 2.21 ERA in 78 appearances last year.