Although injured, Jason Motte might hold key to St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

Jason Motte tore a ligament in his right elbow during spring training in 2013 and had Tommy John surgery to fix it, but that operation requires about a full year of rehab before a pitcher can return to the mound in a Major League Baseball game.

Jason Motte injury has all signs of long-term problem

The Cardinals announced Saturday that Motte has a right elbow strain and will likely start the season on the disabled list.

St. Louis Cardinals could win with Pete Kozma, Oscar Taveras in lineup

Spring training is generally the time of the year to focus on prospects that might have a shot to help the club in the future, and the St. Louis Cardinals might have already found two position players who can step into the regular lineup and fill important needs.

St. Louis Cardinals have needs at two of baseball’s most talent-thin positions

The St. Louis Cardinals entered the offseason with a shopping list that includes a shortstop and a left-handed relief pitcher. Unfortunately, those are currently two of the most talent-thin positions in Major League Baseball.

Age, injuries catching up to St. Louis Cardinals in September

The St. Louis Cardinals knew they had an old team heading into the 2012 season, and injuries or players wearing down in the course of the regular season were the team’s most likely downfall.