Motte throws for second straight day

Motte throws for second straight day

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Jason Motte #30 celebrates with Tony Cruz #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals after the Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 9-7 in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 28, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 5:40 AM

(AP) — Cardinals closer Jason Motte threw for the second straight day as a deadline neared for determining whether he could pitch with a partially torn ligament in his elbow.

The team said in early April that if Motte's conditioned hadn't improved by the beginning of May he likely would undergo reconstructive surgery. Motte said he felt fine after throwing from 60 feet on Sunday, increasing the distance about 15 feet from the first day while still not "heave-hoeing it."

He planned on playing catch on Monday unless there was a setback.

The 30-year-old Motte didn't think pitching with a torn ligament was potentially that outlandish, given that doctors don't know what a normal elbow looks like.

 

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