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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
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Yadier Molina is getting the day off Sunday.
Carson Kelly will start behind the plate as the red-hot Cardinals look to sweep the Braves. It's just the fourth start for Kelly since his July 21 promotion. Aug 13 - 11:39 AM

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Yadier Molina hit a grand slam in the sixth inning Wednesday to propel the Cardinals past the Royals 8-5.

The slam immediately followed a kitten taking the field and delaying the game for a couple of minutes while it was carried off from center field. Now it's going to be all about #rallykitty for the next few days, but let #rallyintentionalwalk not be forgotten; it was Ned Yost's decision to put Dexter Fowler on and load the bases for Molina that aided the Royals' downfall tonight. Molina's slam was the fifth of his career. He's hitting .400 with four homers in 30 at-bats this month, raising his OPS from .710 to .760.
Aug 10 - 12:17 AM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI on Tuesday, leading the Cardinals to a 10-3 victory over the Royals in Kansas City.

Molina opened the game's scoring with a solo shot off of Jason Vargas in the fourth inning. He added a go-ahead RBI single in the following inning which proved the be the difference in the ballgame. The veteran backstop is enjoying another terrific season at the dish, slashing .283/.317/.438 with 13 homers and 50 RBI.
Aug 8 - 11:19 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

He and Jedd Gyorko are both getting days off. The Cards have Carson Kelly at catcher and Greg Garcia at third base.
Aug 4 - 2:48 PM

Yadier Molina connected for a pair of solo home runs during a 5-4 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday.

Both dingers came off starter Brent Suter and both cleared the center field wall. Molina also doubled in the game. The 35-year-old is still a solid fantasy option at catcher and seems to be heating up a bit in recent weeks. He has a .277 batting average with 12 home runs and 47 RBI. He's even swiped seven bases, which matches his totals from the last three years combined.
Aug 3 - 2:07 AM

Yadier Molina will get the night off Thursday.

Carson Kelly is starting at catcher and batting seventh against Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley. It's a routine breather for Yadi.
Jul 27 - 3:03 PM

Yadier Molina singled twice and stole a base Tuesday versus the Rockies.

Molina picked Jon Gray's pocket in the first inning, taking off for second base and swiping the bag when Gray didn't even throw a pitch. The seven steals match Yadi's total from the previous three seasons combined. He hasn't been a good real-life hitter with an OPS+ well under 100, but Molina has been a fine fantasy performer.
Jul 25 - 11:46 PM

Yadier Molina (ankle) went 0-for-3 with a hit by pitch in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Molina was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to right ankle discomfort, but he'll be fine. He had a chance to tie Saturday's game with a base hit with two outs in the top of the ninth inning but struck out to end it.
Jul 23 - 8:41 AM

Yadier Molina was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to right ankle discomfort.

It's unclear when the ankle began bothering Molina, who had a day off Thursday. Consider him day-to-day. Carson Kelly has taken Molina's spot behind the plate in what will be his first start in the majors this season.
Jul 21 - 2:32 PM

Yadier Molina is on the bench Thursday afternoon against the Mets.

Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty are also absent from the Cardinals' getaway day starting lineup. Eric Fryer will start behind the plate and bat eighth versus Mets right-hander Seth Lugo. Greg Garcia is at third base and Magneuris Sierra is in right field.
Jul 20 - 9:46 AM

Yadier Molina hit a solo homer and drew a walk but the National League fell to the American League in Tuesday night's 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

Molina went deep off Twins right-hander Ervin Santana in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the National League bats couldn't manage another run and the AL wound up winning 2-1 in extras thanks to a go-ahead homer by Robinson Cano in the top of the 10th. Yadi caught the final five innings of the game, with Buster Posey handling the first five.
Jul 12 - 12:00 AM

Yadier Molina went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs on Monday as the Cardinals routed the Marlins.

Molina delivered a sacrifice fly during a four-run rally in the first inning then added on a two-run double during the seven-run third. He's still one of the better offensive catchers in the game, slashing .277/.310/.427 with nine long balls and 38 RBI on the season.
Jul 3 - 10:46 PM

Yadier Molina delivered a pair of two-run singles Friday in the rout of the Nationals.

Both came on grounders up the middle. Molina already has nine homers, his high total since 2013. OBP is an issue, and it'd make some sense for the Cardinals to hit him lower in the order against right-handers. Still, he's doing pretty well considering all of the mileage on his 34-year-old knees.
Jun 30 - 11:38 PM

Yadier Molina is getting the day off Thursday afternoon in Arizona.

Eric Fryer will start at catcher for the Cardinals in the series finale at Chase Field. Molina is currently sitting on a 14-game hitting streak, though he's batting just .267 with a .301 on-base percentage in 65 total games this season.
Jun 29 - 12:27 PM

Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 and delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning on Sunday as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Pirates 8-4.

Molina also scored three runs in the ballgame. His RBI single in the seventh inning broke a 4-4 tie and put the Cardinals ahead to stay. The veteran backstop is enjoying another solid season at the dish, hitting .268/.300/.426 with nine long balls and 29 RBI.
Jun 25 - 11:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Stephen Piscotty
3Jose Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Luke Weaver
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Zach Duke
9Sam Tuivailala
10Joshua Lucas