Cardinals' Motte Has Successful Elbow Surgery

St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte is recovering from successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow. The 30-year-old is expected to be sidelined one full year. Motte did not pitch in a game this season after being shut down with an elbow strain during spring training. The right-hander tied for the NL lead in saves last season with 42.