The St Louis Cardinals are ready to get Jason Motte back on the active roster following his successful rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, reports CBS Sports.
Motte underwent the surgery in May last year and is closing in on a return, with reports suggesting he could be activated by the Cardinals as early as Tuesday.
The former closer hasn't thrown a pitch since 2012, logging a 2.75 ERA, 5.06 K/BB ratio. He also logged an impressive, and National League leading, 42 saves in 72 innings.
Motte is eligible for free agency at the end of the season as he is currently in the final year of a two-year $12m contract.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is reportedly set to offer Motte a setup role in the team for the time being. However, current closer Trevor Rosenthal has struggled this season, and currently holds an ugly 4.98 ERA.
If he continues to struggle, it is not inconceivable that Motte could find himself back in the line-up.