Jason Motte

Cubs reliever Jason Motte. (Getty Images)

Levine: Winning Comes With A Price For Cubs

Jason Motte is headed to the DL after a heavy workload out of the bullpen.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Place Jorge Soler, Jason Motte On DL

Chicago has recalled infielder Tommy La Stella and left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

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Behind The Plate: Cubs Reliever Gives Back To Cancer Patients

When Cubs reliever Jason Motte lost a loved one to cancer, his life took on new meaning.


Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, left, and outfielder Jorge Soler celebrate a win. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Learning How To Win Together

“Everybody around here now expects to win,” Welington Castillo says.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2015

Jason Motte. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Levine: Motte Could Add Veteran Leadership In Cubs Bullpen

Not too long ago Jason Motte was pitching in the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Today, Motte is making his way back from injury and hoping to re-establish himself as a quality bullpen man again.


Jason Motte. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Jason Motte Could Pay Big Dividends For Cubs

After elbow problems, Motte has signed a one-year, $4.5-million deal with the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2014

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6 Baseball Players With Beards Like 19th Century Presidents

Styles always come back. But who knew the bushy beards of 19th Century presidents would take over Major League Baseball?


Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after hitting a two-run home run with teammates Jon Jay #19 and Matt Holliday #7 in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 17, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Beltran Sub Boosts Cardinals In Game 3

Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3½ hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants for a 2-1 series lead Wednesday night.


Allen Craig #21, David Freese #23, Jon Jay #19 and Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals  celebrate their 6 to 4 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game One of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Beltran, Freese Hit 2-Run HRs, Cards Beat Giants

Boosted by two-run homers from proven postseason stars Carlos Beltran and David Freese, and 5 1-3 innings from a steady bullpen, the wild, wild-card St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.


Matt Holliday # 7 of the St Louis Cardinals celebrates with Tony Cruz #48 after scoring against the Chicago Cubs on September 23, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.(Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Cardinals Beat Cubs To Stay On Pace For 2nd NL Wild Card Spot

Kyle Lohse and the St. Louis Cardinals won for the sixth time in seven games, holding their lead in the NL wild-card race with a 6-3 win Sunday over the Chicago Cubs.


Tony La Russa

La Russa’s Call Gone Wrong

This will go down as one game Cardinals manager Tony La Russa would like to forget in his 33-year career in the big leagues.

670 The Score–10/25/2011

Lance Berkman #12, Albert Pujols #5 and Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after they won 12-6 against the Milwaukee Brewers during Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 16, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pujols, Cardinals Take Wild Ride To World Series

David Freese hit a three-run homer in the first and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as St. Louis captured its 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the bumbling Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday night.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2011

St. Louis Cardinals' Tyler Greene (27) steals second as Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney can't handle a throw from Geovany Soto in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 in St. Louis. Breene took third on the throwing error. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 2-1. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Cardinals Beat Cubs 2-1 On Wild Pitch In 9th

The Cardinals kept their faint wild-card hopes alive when Carlos Marmol forced home the tying run with a bases-loaded walk to Ryan Theriot, followed with a game-ending wild pitch.