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Yadier Molina | Catcher | #4

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 4 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Yadier Molina (groin) participated in a light on-field workout Tuesday.
Molina needed emergency surgery on May 5 after taking a foul tip to the groin and is still probably multiple weeks away from returning to the Cardinals' active roster. Francisco Pena will continue to handle the large share of playing time behind the plate in St. Louis until the eight-time Gold Glove winner is ready. Carson Kelly (hamstring) is making progress too. May 23 - 9:42 AM

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Cardinals placed C Yadier Molina on the 10-day disabled list with a pelvic injury with a traumatic hematoma.

Molina took a foul tip to the groin Saturday and had to undergo emergency surgery. He's expected to be sidelined for at least the next month. Carson Kelly has been summoned from Triple-A Memphis to take his roster spot and should see the bulk of the starts at catcher while Molina is on the shelf.
May 6 - 10:58 AM

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Yadier Molina had surgery to address a traumatic hematoma in his injured groin Saturday night and is expected to miss at least a month.

Molina took a foul tip to the groin during Saturday's win versus the Cubs and was down on the field for several minutes before eventually walking off gingerly. Carson Kelly is expected to be recalled prior to Sunday's game and should see the bulk of the playing time at catcher, with Francisco Pena also mixed in.
May 6 - 8:30 AM

Yadier Molina left Saturday's game against the Cubs after taking a foul tip off his body.

It wasn't just any foul tip, either, as Kris Bryant got a piece of a Jordan Hicks 102-mph offering, hitting Molina below the midsection. He walked off on his own power and hopefully sustained nothing more than a painful bruise, but the Cards should provide an update after the game.
May 5 - 5:21 PM

Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Reds with Sunday's 9-2 win.

Molina had three of the Cardinals' 12 hits as they jumped on starter Luis Castillo and the Reds bullpen. The backstop has been hitting so well that manager Mike Matheny recently moved him to the No. 2 spot in the lineup, despite his subpar running ability. He's responded with a couple more good games, raising his line to .316/.333/.592 with six homers and 16 RBI in 20 games.
Apr 22 - 6:36 PM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 with a home run and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Reds.

His solo shot off reliever Jared Hughes put the Cardinals in the lead in the seventh inning and ultimately proved to be the winning run. The stolen bag was his second of the season. The veteran backstop is off to a fine start to the year, slashing .292/.316/.569 with six homers and 15 RBI in 19 games. It seems unlikely but he has been the top fantasy catcher so far this year, with Yasmani Grandal his closest competitor.
Apr 21 - 5:40 PM

Yadier Molina belted his fifth home run of the season and drove in three runs on Friday, powering the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Reds.

Molina got the Cardinals on the board in the second inning, taking Reds' starter Tyler Mahle deep for a solo shot. He then added a two-run single as part of a four-run uprising in the sixth inning that chased Mahle from the game. He has been swinging a hot bat to start the season, slashing .288/.296/.596 with the aforementioned five long balls and 11 RBI.
Apr 13 - 9:49 PM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Reds on Thursday.

After Jose Martinez hit a lined shot that took about two seconds to leave the park, Molina followed with a majestic homer to left-center that sailed deep into the Cincinnati night. The dinger was the fourth of the year for the 35-year-old, tying him with Paul DeJong, who also homered Thursday, for the team lead. He's hitting .271/.280/.542 through 12 games this year.
Apr 12 - 10:49 PM

Yadier Molina is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Reds.

Molina served his one-game suspension during Wednesday's series finale against the Brewers. He is starting at catcher and batting sixth Thursday versus Cincinnati right-hander Sal Romano.
Apr 12 - 3:30 PM

Yadier Molina will serve his one-game suspension on Wednesday.

Molina was probably going to get the day off anyway after catching 11 innings in Tuesday night's win over the Brewers. The veteran catcher was given the one-game suspension for making contact with umpire Tim Timmons on Sunday while trying to go after Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo. Francisco Pena is behind the plate for the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon against Milwaukee.
Apr 11 - 12:20 PM

Yadier Molina received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine from MLB for Sunday's benches-clearing incident with the Diamondbacks.

Molina has appealed, so he'll continue to play for now. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo also received a one-game suspension for his role in the incident and will serve it on Tuesday. He was also fined.
Apr 10 - 4:42 PM

Yadier Molina hit an RBI double in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Molina's run-scoring double in the fourth inning was the only damage the Cards could muster against D'backs starter Robbie Ray and company. Molina now has four extra-base hits, a double and three homers, in seven games, collecting six RBI. He's hitting .259/.276/.630 out of the gate.
Apr 5 - 11:38 PM

Yadier Molina crushed his third homer of the season, powering the Cardinals to a 6-0 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday evening in Milwaukee.

Molina crushed his solo homer off of Jhoulys Chacin in the fourth inning, increasing the Cardinals' lead to 4-0. The veteran backstop finished the night 1-for-3. He's slashing .261/.280/.652 with three home runs and five RBI on the season.
Apr 4 - 10:40 PM

Yadier Molina hit his second homer of the season in a victory over the Mets on Sunday.

It was Molina's only hit of the game, but when you're one hit is a homer, you can feel decent about your day. It was a strong first series for the long-time St. Louis backstop, and he's shown that he still has some offensive ability left in is right-handed bat early on.
Apr 1 - 4:57 PM

Yadier Molina clubbed a two-run homer and drew a walk in Thursday’s Opening Day loss to the Mets.

The old Mets nemesis strikes again. Molina took Noah Syndergaard deep in the second inning for a homer which hit off the left field foul pole. It gave the Cardinals the lead at the time, though the Mets tied the game in the bottom-half of the frame and pulled away for good in the fifth. Molina surprised with 18 homers last season and continues to defy Father Time as he moves into his age-35 season.
Mar 29 - 4:31 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Francisco Pena
4Steven Baron
1B1Jose Martinez
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Marcell Ozuna
2Tyler O'Neill
CF1Tommy Pham
2Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Luke Weaver
6Jack Flaherty
7John Gant
8Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Greg Holland
3Luke Gregerson
4Tyler Lyons
5Dominic Leone
6Matt Bowman
7Jordan Hicks
8Brett Cecil
9Sam Tuivailala
10Mike Mayers
11John Brebbia