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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 finished 3-for-5 with an RBI double in a loss to the Mets on Tuesday.
The multi-hit game was Molina's fifth in his last 10 contests. He hasn't displayed the power he once did, swatting just four homers to date, but the 34-year-old owns a respectable .284/.345/.387 line with 39 RBI and 40 runs scored on the year. Aug 24 - 12:55 AM

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

Molina was lifted from Saturday's game with a bruised right hand, but he's fine. He's catching and batting seventh against Michael Foltynewicz and the Braves.
Aug 7 - 11:55 AM

Yadier Molina left Saturday's game against the Braves with a bruised right hand.

It's unclear when he suffered the injury. Molina went 1-for-3 with a double before coming out in the eighth inning. Alberto Rosario replaced him behind the plate. Molina has had a tough year for the Cards, hitting just .273 with three homers and 31 RBI. He's day-to-day.
Aug 6 - 10:44 PM

Yadier Molina is getting a day off Thursday.

Molina has actually come alive offensively since the All-Star break, but MLB's most active catcher still needs a breather here and there. Alberto Rosario will catch Mike Leake and bat eighth against the Reds.
Aug 4 - 12:10 PM

Yadier Molina is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare breather for Molina. Alberto Rosario is at catcher. The Cards also have Matt Holliday at first base Sunday, as Randal Grichuk is in left field, Tommy Pham is in center and Matt Adams is on the bench.

Yadier Molina delivered his second homer of the year Friday against the Brewers.

Molina's first homer came on May 21. He ended that day with an .821 OPS. In the seven weeks since, he had hit .193/.236/.215 in 135 at-bats. Especially since Mike Matheny refuses to hit him eighth, it's imperative that Molina do a little more offensively.
Jul 8 - 11:40 PM

Yadier Molina is absent from the Cardinals starting lineup on Thursday.

It'll be Brayan Pena making his first start of the season behind the dish in his place. Look for Molina to be back in there on Friday.
Jun 30 - 4:40 PM

Yadier Molina is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off for Molina, who is batting just .222/.284/.287 since the beginning of May. Eric Fryer is starting behind the plate. Jhonny Peralta is also getting a breather, as the Cards have Jedd Gyorko at third base.
Jun 26 - 1:52 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the backstop. Eric Fryer will catch on Sunday.
Jun 19 - 12:12 PM

Yadier Molina punched three hits in four at-bats and scored the Cards' lone run in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

The Cardinals couldn't get much going against Collin McHugh, but Molina did his job. He finished 3-for-4, all singles and scored on a single by Greg Garcia in the seventh inning. After a slow start, Molina has his slash up to .278/.352/.368 on the season.
Jun 15 - 11:04 PM

Yadier Molina delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth inning on Thursday, propelling the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Reds.

He finished the night 3-for-4 with a double and also scored a run. After a tremendously disappointing 2015 campaign, Molina has returned to form as one of the better offensive catchers in the league, slashing .271/.348.362 with a homer and 22 RBI.
Jun 9 - 10:34 PM

Yadier Molina hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Molina has surprised everyone by hitting for a very good average and on-base percentage this season despite concerns about his thumb, but the power has been steadily dropping each of the last four years. He's still got enough juice to muscle it out every once in a while, though, and his .427 slugging percentage would actually be his highest since 2013 if the season ended today. Molina has 18 RBI and 16 runs scored to go with a .313/.394/.427 line.
May 21 - 7:03 PM

Yadier Molina came through with a pinch-hit two-run double in the seventh inning on Sunday, propelling the Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the Dodgers.

The game was knotted in a 1-1 tie with two outs in the seventh inning when Molina was called upon to hit for Mike Leake. He lined the second pitch that he saw from Joe Blanton into left field for the go-ahead two-run double. Molina also came around to score in the inning. He's now hitting a robust .333/.413/.439 with 16 RBI in a resurgent offensive season.
May 15 - 11:13 PM

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

Just a routine day of rest for the veteran backstop, though you would have expected him to be in there for a prime time game on national television. Eric Fryer will start behind the dish for the Cardinals and bat eighth against Alex Wood and the Dodgers.
May 15 - 5:19 PM

Yadier Molina is starting at first base for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

This will be just the third career start Molina has ever made at first base. He is batting fifth for the Cardinals, with Brandon Moss and Matt Adams both sitting out against Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan. Eric Fryer takes the start at catcher in Molina's place and is hitting eighth.
May 4 - 4:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
3Jeremy Hazelbaker
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Luke Weaver
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Jerome Williams
10Alex Reyes
11Jordan Walden
12Mitch Harris
13Sam Tuivailala