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Yadier Molina | Catcher | #4

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 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

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Yadier Molina (knee) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

Molina was listed in the Cardinals' original starting nine but was scratched about an hour later. He's still dealing with knee soreness stemming from a foul ball that struck him behind the plate Thursday against the Phillies. Eric Fryer will handle the catching duties while batting eighth Saturday against Pirates hurler Gerrit Cole.
Jun 24 - 4:52 PM

Yadier Molina was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup Friday due to a sore knee.

Molina's knee flared up after it was hit by a foul tip Thursday. He should be back in there in a day or two. Eric Fryer will do the catching Friday.
Jun 23 - 5:13 PM

Yadier Molina (back) is in the Cardinals' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Brewers.

It's his first start since last Thursday, as Yadi has been dealing with lower back stiffness. He figures to sit out the nightcap. Stephen Piscotty and Aledmys Diaz are not in the lineup for the first game, as Jose Martinez is in right field and Greg Garcia is at shortstop.

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

He's missing a third straight start due to lower back stiffness. Molina will aim to be good to go after Monday's off day. Eric Fryer is getting another start at catcher.
Jun 11 - 11:25 AM

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

He was in the lineup initially but apparently isn't feeling well enough to play in the early-afternoon game at Busch Stadium. Eric Fryer will fill in at catcher for Molina, who has now missed two straight starts due to lower back stiffness. Consider him day-to-day.
Jun 10 - 11:45 AM

Yadier Molina (back) has returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

Molina was a late scratch from Friday night's series opener due to lower back stiffness. He is back behind the plate for Saturday's matinee game at Busch Stadium.
Jun 10 - 11:16 AM

Yadier Molina (back) has been scratched from Friday's game against the Phillies.

Molina was scratched with lower back stiffness. Eric Fryer will fill in behind the plate and bat eighth Friday against Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson. Until the Cardinals update his status, consider Molina day-to-day.
Jun 9 - 7:31 PM

Yadier Molina hit his sixth home run of the season Saturday in the Cardinals' loss to the Cubs.

It was a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning off Cubs starter Jon Lester. Molina also drew a walk in the game but is still slashing just .250/.293/.394 for the year. He does have 23 RBI in 47 games.
Jun 3 - 5:08 PM

Yadier Molina went 0-for-4 on Thursday and has gone hitless in three out of four games since his 16-game hitting streak ended.

Molina's average is actually a tad lower now (.253) than before the streak started last month (.256). His OBP is sitting at .290, which is a huge drop from last year's .360 mark.
Jun 1 - 5:07 PM

Yadier Molina had a two-RBI single and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss versus the Dodgers.

Molina's roller up the middle in the first inning plated two and got the Cardinals out to an early 3-0 lead, but it was all downhill for them from there aside from the catcher's solo shot in the eighth. The Cards have really had trouble scoring runs lately but it hasn't been because of Molina, who was back at it Tuesday after having a 16-game hitting streak snapped Monday.
May 30 - 11:40 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the catcher. Eric Fryer will receive pitches from Lance Lynn.
May 28 - 12:25 PM

Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer Wednesday against the Dodgers to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

Most hitting streaks like this come with averages in the .350-.400 range, but Molina is hitting just .263 during his; he's collected exactly one hit in 11 of the 13 games and, since he hasn't drawn a walk in any of them, he's always getting four or five at-bats. At least he does have three homers during the streak; he had just one in his first 25 games.
May 25 - 1:06 AM

Yadier Molina homered twice Sunday to lead the Cardinals to a 5-0 victory over the rival Cubs.

Molina slugged a two-run shot off Jake Arrieta in the bottom of the second before adding a solo bomb off Brian Duensing in the bottom of the eighth. The veteran catcher is batting .270/.323/.400 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 31 games this season for the National League Central-leading Cardinals.
May 14 - 5:08 PM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored Thursday against the Brewers.

Molina's RBI base hit in the third inning was the last run the Cards would score in the game they'd eventually lose. It was the fourth time in eight games that Molina has registered multiple hits, giving him 10 RBI and eight runs scored overall. The 34-year-old is batting a usable .272/.330/.358 in 23 games this year.
May 5 - 12:02 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Paul DeJong
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Trevor Rosenthal
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Sam Tuivailala
9Zach Duke