March 07, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte (30) throws during the spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - NewsChannel 5's Rene Knott has confirmed St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte has a slight tear in his elbow.
Motte's right elbow has been sore and hasn't pitched in a game this season.
A doctor has told him to rest and will reevaluate him on May 1.
If the tear has not healed by that visit, he will need surgery.