Jason Motte thanks Cardinals Nation via Twitter

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(KTVI)-By now, St. Louis Cardinals fans know that fan-favorite and former closing pitcher Jason Motte is heading to the Chicago Cubs. Motte and the Cubs have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. But the beloved bearded pitcher will always have a soft spot in his heart for the Gateway City. He said “so long for just a while” on his Twitter account Tuesday.

Visit JasonMotteFoundation.org for more on the former Cardinal’s charitable efforts.