CINCINNATI -- Jason Motte continues to move forward with his throwing program, but that program will preclude him from being able to travel to St. Louis to take part in the home opener festivities on Monday.
Motte estimated that he threw 20-25 pitches in another simulated game on Tuesday. He said the organization plans to have him pitch in an extended spring training game on Saturday, another one next Tuesday and then a third later in the week. Though he will not be at Busch Stadium on Monday, Motte will make a quick trip to St. Louis to take part in a 'Homers for Health' charity game show event on April 10.
Motte, along with Allen Craig, Matt Holliday and Adam Wainwright, stepped up this season to be spokesmen for the "Homers for Health, Ks for Kids" initiative, which raises money for the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation.
The Cardinals have not announced projected rehab assignment plans for Motte, who will likely be ready to head out to a join a Minor League team in mid-April. He is currently 11 months removed from undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
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