St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte had season-ending Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
Motte tweeted the ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow “went well.”
“One day closer to getting back out there then yesterday,” he wrote on Twitter.
The Cardinals announced before their game against the Cubs that they had activated first baseman Matt Adams (right oblique) from the disabled list.
Motte was placed on the Cardinals’ disabled list March 29 with right elbow soreness. After trying to rehab the injury and play catch, the team decided he should have the elbow-ligament replacement procedure.
Motte saved 42 games in 2012 with a 2.75 ERA.
Edward Mujica has taken over as the closer for St. Louis. He has converted all eight of his chances and has a 2.08 ERA.
Pirates put starter on DL
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed struggling right-hander James McDonald on the 15-day disabled list with stiffness in his right shoulder and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.
The 28-year-old McDonald is 2-2 with a 5.76 ERA in six starts this season. McDonald’s move is retroactive to May 1. He will miss at least one more start.
Around the leagues
The Boston Red Sox placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list for the second time this season. Right-hander Allen Webster replaces him on the roster after being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. … Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is expected to be sidelined for a few days with a sore right wrist. … New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira says he could be ready to take on-field batting practice for the first time since hurting his wrist two months ago. … Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while ability-impaired. Helton entered his plea and apologized Tuesday in a courtroom in Brighton outside of Denver. He had been charged with driving under the influence and careless driving after his Feb. 6 arrest, but prosecutors dropped those charges under a plea deal with the five-time All Star.