The Colorado Rockies have released right-handed reliever Jason Motte, the club announced on Wednesday. The Rockies signed Motte last offseason to a two-year, $10 million deal. He was originally designated for assignment on March 31.
In one season with the Rockies, the 34-year-old appeared in 30 games, working a total of 23.2 innings, recording an ERA of 4.94 and a WHIP of 1.521 while striking out 24 in the process.
Motte’s best season came in 2012, when he recorded 42 saves for the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent the first seven seasons of his career with the team. After becoming a free agent, he spent the 2015 season with the Cubs, before signing with the Rockies that fall.
With Motte’s future no longer up in the air, now we are just waiting for a resolution to the Miguel Castro DFA, which should come soon.
All the best to Jason wherever he ends up next.