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Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Officially retires
Molina officially retired from professional baseball Tuesday.
After a 2022 season in which he recorded a career-low .535 OPS, Molina will officially close the book on an outstanding career. Over his 19 years in the big leagues, Molina appeared in 10 All-Star games and took home nine Gold Glove awards and a Silver Slugger award. His exit leaves Andrew Knizner as the new No. 1 catcher currently on the 40-man roster, though St. Louis could look to the trade or free-agency market to add some competition heading into spring training.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: On bench Wednesday
Molina isn't starting Wednesday against the Pirates, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Molina has gone 0-for-7 with an RBI and two strikeouts over his last three games, and he'll be on the bench for a third consecutive matchup to finish the regular season. Andrew Knizner is starting behind the dish and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Resting Monday
Molina is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
He'll take a seat for the series opener in Pittsburgh after catching in each of the Cardinals' three games over the weekend with the Pirates while going 0-for-7. Andrew Knizner will check in for Molina behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Sits after division-clinching win
Molina is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Even though he didn't play in Tuesday's 6-2 win, Molina will remain on the bench for a second day in a row while the Cardinals withhold several key veterans from the lineup in the team's first game since clinching the National League Central crown. Molina should take back primary duties behind the dish during the Cardinals' upcoming playoff run, but he could occupy the smaller side of a timeshare at catcher with Andrew Knizner while St. Louis has little at stake over the final week of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Takes seat Tuesday
Molina isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Milwaukee, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Molina had previously missed a handful of games due to soreness, but he was able to rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers. He will now miss another game, affording Andrew Knizner another turn behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Rejoins lineup Sunday
Molina (soreness) is starting behind the plate and batting eighth Sunday against the Dodgers, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Molina hasn't seen the field since Tuesday due to some general soreness, but he'll return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale in Los Angeles. The 40-year-old has a .304/.333/.565 slash line with three home runs, three doubles, 10 RBI and seven runs through 13 games in September.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Sits third straight
Molina isn't starting Friday against the Dodgers, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
The 40-year-old catcher will once again turn catching duties over to Andrew Knizner, who will bat eighth. Molina is 5-for-28 over the past two weeks.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Remains out
Molina (soreness) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Previous reports indicated that Molina would return no later than Sunday, but it's now apparent that he'll return no earlier than Sunday, either. He is still expected to catch for Adam Wainwright in Sunday's series finale, however.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Should return by Sunday
Molina is dealing with general soreness but is expected to return no later than Sunday, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Molina is on the bench for the third straight game Friday against the Dodgers. While his absence does appear to be injury-related, he may not be dealing with anything other than the general wear-and-tear that comes with catching at any age, let alone age 40.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Remains on bench Thursday
Molina isn't starting Thursday against the Padres, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Molina has had more days off in recent weeks, and he'll head to the bench Thursday for the fourth time in the last seven games. Andrew Knizner will start behind the dish and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Receives Wednesday off
Molina is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Molina started the past two games and will take a seat for Wednesday's contest. Andrew Knizner will step in behind the plate and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Deep blast during win
Molina went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds.
Molina tallied a two-run homer off lefty starter Mike Minor with one out in the third inning to increase the Cardinals' lead to five during game one of the doubleheader. The 40-year-old veteran is coming off a tough 1-for-15 slump in his previous four games but has been great overall in his last 12 with a .918 OPS over 47 plate appearances. In addition, the catcher has recorded 10 RBI in 37 at-bats during his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Heads to bench for nightcap
Molina isn't starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.
Molina was productive during Saturday's matinee, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two total runs during the 5-1 win. Andrew Knizner will take his place behind the dish and bat ninth for Game 2.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 210 lbs|
|Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|