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Yadier Molina | Catcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.
It's a simple day off. Tony Cruz is catching Sunday while Molina rests. Aug 2 - 12:02 PM

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Yadier Molina (illness) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

Molina made an early exit from Monday's game because he wasn't feeling well. It obviously wasn't anything major. He is batting fifth versus righty Mike Leake.
Jul 28 - 4:32 PM

Yadier Molina passed concussion tests after leaving Monday's game.

Molina looked a little dazed after taking a foul tip and was eventually removed because he was "not feeling well," according to the Cardinals. However, manager Mike Matheny said the catcher was dealing with dehydration more than anything else. Molina should be back in there on Tuesday.
Jul 27 - 11:12 PM

Yadier Molina left Monday's game against the Reds in the fifth inning because he was "not feeling well."

It's the vaguest of injury designations. Worth noting is that Molina looked a bit woozy after taking a foul tip to the mask earlier in the game, although he did double and score after that incident. It's possible he just got a little overheated on a hot night in St. Louis.
Jul 27 - 10:00 PM

Yadier Molina is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for Molina. Tony Cruz is behind the dish.
Jul 26 - 11:55 AM

Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a bases-loaded triple as the Cardinals edged the White Sox 3-2 on Wednesday.

The triple off Zach Duke gave the Cardinals the lead in the top of the eighth. It was his second straight three-hit game, pushing his average back up to .289. The triple was his first since 2011 and just the fourth of his career.
Jul 23 - 12:00 AM

Yadier Molina went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Molina had three of the Cardinals' 11 hits on the evening, including a two-run single in the third inning. The good game helped pull his average back up over .280, leaving his line at .284/.321/.356 overall. He's still not hitting for much power -- he has just two homers on the year -- but it's otherwise another solid campaign for the 33-year-old.
Jul 22 - 12:12 AM

Yadier Molina was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Cubs for arguing balls and strikes.

Molina wasn't pleased with home plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone for Michael Wacha, and after a three-run double gave the Cubs the lead in the sixth inning he let it be known. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was also tossed. Molina was 1-for-3 with a run scored before being ejected.
Jul 8 - 10:13 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Tony Cruz will start behind the plate. Look for Molina to start the second game.
Jul 7 - 11:43 AM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI as the Cardinals topped the Cubs 4-1 in a rain-soaked contest in St. Louis on Sunday night.

The All-Star backstop doubled and came around to score the game's first run in the second inning. He then laced an RBI double to right field off Jason Hammel in the fourth inning that plated Jason Heyward. While the power has been noticeably absent this season, Molina is still slashing a healthy .293/.338/.378 with 26 RBI.
Jun 29 - 1:07 AM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's just a routine day off. Tony Cruz is at catcher while Molina rests.
Jun 21 - 10:53 AM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Phillies.

The Cardinals cruised to a blowout win on Friday and Molina got things started with his blast off Phillippe Aumont in the second inning. After a long home run drought, the veteran backstop has gone deep twice this week. He's now hitting .291 on the year thanks to his recent surge.
Jun 19 - 11:21 PM

Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season in Monday's win over the Twins.

Molina followed Mark Reynolds' solo shot in the fourth inning with a longball of his own. Not only was it his first dinger all season, it was his first since all the way back on June 27 of last season and his first versus a righty since April 29 of that year. While the lack of power has certainly been concerning, Yadi trails only Buster Posey and Salvador Perez among catchers with his .287 average.
Jun 16 - 12:12 AM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Sunday night's matchup against the Dodgers.

It's nothing more than a day of rest for the veteran backstop who shoulders a heavy load behind the plate for the Cardinals. Tony Cruz will get the start against opposing right-hander Zack Greinke and will bat eighth for the Cards.
Jun 7 - 4:52 PM

Yadier Molina is getting a day off Thursday.

Tony Cruz will get a rare start behind the plate for the Cardinals, who are wrapping up a series at Citi Field with a matinee game against the Mets' Jacob deGrom.
May 21 - 11:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Brandon Moss
2Mark Reynolds
3Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva