Cardinals utilityman Taylor Motter has been sent outright to Triple-A Memphis, according to the transaction tracker at MLB.com. That indicates he went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment on Saturday.
Motter has had a rather eventful time in the St. Louis organization since signing a minor league contract last November. He broke camp out of Spring Training, securing a season-opening bench spot with Paul DeJong on the injured list. When DeJong was reinstated three weeks into the year, Motter was DFA. He cleared waivers and was outrighted to Memphis, but the Cards apparently didn’t want to risk losing him to minor league free agency. St. Louis re-signed him to a major league deal within hours of the outright, optioning top prospect Jordan Walker to create roster space.
That second stint on the MLB roster proved briefer than the first. Motter lost his spot again within two weeks as the Cards added a third catcher to push Willson Contreras to designated hitter over the weekend. The right-handed hitting Motter has played in just eight games for St. Louis overall. He’s managed a .200/.273/.300 line in 22 trips to the plate. Motter has played for seven big league clubs in parts of six seasons. The 33-year-old sports a .191/.263/.309 slash in 169 MLB contests.
As was the case last time around, Motter will now decide whether to report to Memphis. He’s been outrighted multiple times in his career and thus has the ability to test the open market each time he clears waivers. A career .262/.352/.482 hitter in Triple-A, Motter would certainly be able to find minor league interest elsewhere were he to look to free agency.
Again. Will he be given a new contract in a few hours?
Can he play catcher?
No but Kizner can, I wanna see what Andrew can do with solid consistent playing time
Wilson Contreras not looking so bad DHing so far and his attitude about it is right
What ever helps the team win games
87 Mil bils to sit on the bench and hit 3-4 times? Hell, I’ll do it for 87 thousand!
My only complaint is, his new role limiting Gorman’s growth.. speaking of which, I wish Marmol would stop batting Gorman 3rd, until he has considerably more major league experience.
I feel bad for Motter
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Wonder if he started singing 99 bottles of beer on the wall?
I would with that many bus trips
Has really good career AAA numbers
Maybe if he got consistent playing time somewhere something would click for him?
Or we’d find out if he was a AAAA player
Does this even Motter?
Nothing else Motters.
nothing really motters….anyone can see….nothing really motters…..nothing really motters….to me…….any way the wind blows……
This one belongs to the Reds
What’s the Motter with you? Or yous as they say in Joisey.
Had to make room for another outfielder
This FO is pure genius.
Mozeliak— Marmol strike against.
The DeWitt’s—— They are single handily Ruining the long lasting Cardinals Legacy.
The Dewitts saved the Cardinals legacy. August Busch III hated the team and was running them into the ground. That’s why Whitey left after August Busch Jr. died. The DeWitts may not be the best owners but they certainly aren’t the worst.
If its single-handed, why are there 2 of them?
Pointing the finger in the wrong direction. DeWitt should fire Mozaliak and Marmol for killing the organization over the last 12 years. It’s been a slow bleed but Mozaliak has been awful ever since TLR stopped telling him how to do his job.
Vince Ferragamo's Dog
His motter was a mudder
Agree Mo needs to go