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Yadier Molina | Catcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Yadier Molina drew a walk and hit three singles in six plate appearances on Monday as the Cardinals lost 2-1 in 14 innings.

Molina never came around to score despite reaching base four times. The catcher has hit consecutively in five games, four of which have been of the multi-hit variety. Molina hasn't done anything power-wise, but has an otherwise productive .302/.350/.364 triple-slash line with 15 RBI.
May 18 - 11:41 PM

Yadier Molina (back) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Molina had to exit Tuesday's game early with some upper back tightness, but he apparently felt fine when he arrived to the ballpark Wednesday. Yadi is hitting .276/.325/.343 with 15 RBI this season.
May 13 - 2:13 PM

Yadier Molina had to be lifted from Tuesday's game against the Indians with upper back tightness.

It seems like more of a precautionary situation, but Molina will be re-evaluated on Wednesday to see if he might need to sit out. Tony Cruz would fill in.
May 12 - 10:22 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

He's just receiving a day of rest. Tony Cruz will catch Carlos Martinez with Molina on the bench.
May 4 - 4:33 PM

Yadier Molina (knee) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

Molina sat out the previous two games after taking a foul tip off his right knee. The All-Star catcher sports a .294/.345/.373 batting line in the early going this season.
Apr 27 - 4:44 PM

Yadier Molina (knee) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Molina took a foul tip off his right knee during Friday's game and remains sore. He's considered day-to-day. Tony Cruz is getting another start behind the plate Sunday, while Cody Stanley has been recalled to provide depth. The Cards are also giving Matt Holliday and Jon Jay a rest Sunday, with Mark Reynolds handling left field and Peter Bourjos center.

Yadier Molina (knee) is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

Molina was removed from Friday night's game against the Brewers after taking a foul ball off his knee. Tony Cruz will start behind the dish and bat eighth for the Cardinals on Saturday. Look for Molina to return on Sunday.
Apr 25 - 3:13 PM

Yadier Molina was removed from Friday's game against the Brewers for precautionary reasons after taking a foul ball off his knee.

He was replaced by Tony Cruz, who would stand to see increased action should Molina be forced to miss a couple of games. He's considered day-to-day.
Apr 24 - 10:36 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Nationals.

It's the first day off for Molina, who plays more than any other catcher in the major leagues. Tony Cruz is behind the plate for St. Louis on Thursday.
Apr 23 - 12:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Tyler Lyons
7Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Seth Maness
5Matt Belisle
6Randy Choate
7Carlos Villanueva
8Miguel Socolovich