Cardinals activate Motte from DL

09/02/2014 3:53 PM

09/02/2014 4:00 PM

St. Louis, MO ( - The St. Louis Cardinals activated right- hander Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and added four other players to the roster.

Motte has been out since Aug. 2 with a lower back sprain. He also started the season on the DL after recovering from Tommy John surgery on his elbow and has a 4.91 ERA in 24 appearances.

The Cardinals recalled left-handed pitchers Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood and Tyler Lyons and catcher Tony Cruz from the minors.

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