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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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Cardinals placed C Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb injury.
Molina has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his thumb and will undergo surgery on Friday. He's expected to miss 8-12 weeks, which could put him out of the mix for the rest of the regular season. The Cardinals figure to look outside of the organization for insurance behind the plate. Jul 10 - 4:29 PM

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Yadier Molina has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right thumb and will undergo surgery.

Molina is among the most irreplaceable players in baseball, and now the second-place Cardinals are likely going to be without him for the remainder of the 2014 regular season. Tony Cruz is starting at catcher in St. Louis on Thursday night against the Pirates, but the Cards might need to go shopping for an upgrade. Molina suffered the torn ligament Wednesday on an awkward slide into third base.
Jul 10 - 3:50 PM

Yadier Molina will undergo an MRI on his sprained right thumb to determine the severity of the injury.

Molina will undergo the tests Wednesday night, with the results coming back sometime Thursday. Once the extent of the injury is known, it will shed some more light on how much time the All-Star catcher might miss. Tony Cruz will start in Molina's place on Thursday and perhaps through the weekend. Molina suffered the sprain Wednesday on an awkward slide into third base.
Jul 10 - 12:03 AM

Yadier Molina left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with a right thumb sprain.

Trainers checked on Molina after he slid into third base in the second inning, and Tony Cruz pinch hit for him an inning later. The Cardinals said he will be re-evaluated on Thursday.
Jul 9 - 9:28 PM

Yadier Molina hit a solo homer Friday in the Cardinals' 3-1 victory over the Dodgers.

It was Molina's seventh homer, but just three of them have come since April concluded. He's batting .241 with 13 RBI in 170 at-bats since the beginning of May. The Cardinals can't really complain, as long as he continues to play his typical defense, but that's not what fantasy owners signed up for.
Jun 28 - 1:18 AM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

Tony Cruz will start behind the plate against Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Molina went 0-for-4 on Monday and is batting just .215/.292/.277 so far in June.
Jun 24 - 4:36 PM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Phillies on Sunday.

The Cardinals scored in two innings, and Molina had a single and scored runs in both. He's scored 27 runs on the year to go with a .290/.343/.412 line as the Cardinals' everyday backstop.
Jun 22 - 8:04 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest for the veteran backstop. Tony Cruz is behind the dish Sunday in Molina's place.
Jun 15 - 11:50 AM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

Molina's third-inning two-run single put the Cardinals up 2-0 against the hapless Rays, but the lead wouldn't last. The catcher had been scuffling at the dish entering the game, having posted a meager .420 OPS in his previous 53 plate appearances. Overall, though, Molina is having a decent season, slashing .292/.340/.412.
Jun 11 - 10:43 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup again Sunday.

He's now sat out two straight games and hasn't caught a game since Thursday. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has insisted that Yadi is fine physically, so until we hear otherwise we'll assume it's just a mental break for the catcher. Tony Cruz is being rewarded with a third straight start after getting a two-RBI single and catching a shutout from Shelby Miller on Saturday.
Jun 8 - 10:41 AM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Blue Jays.

It's simply a routine day of rest for the veteran backstop being a day game after a night game. Tony Cruz will get the call behind the dish and bat ninth for the Cardinals.
Jun 7 - 11:02 AM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

He's just receiving a routine day of rest. Tony Cruz is catching Lance Lynn Sunday.
Jun 1 - 11:11 AM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest. Tony Cruz is catching Adam Wainwright Sunday night versus the Reds.
May 25 - 3:31 PM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, helping to lead the Cardinals to a 6-5 victory over the Pirates on Sunday night.

Molina also scored a run in the contest. His RBI single in the first inning off Charlie Morton contributed to a four-run uprising in the frame. He’s off to another tremendous start at the plate this season, slashing .296/.324/.437 with 18 RBI.
May 11 - 11:56 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday.

Molina is getting the day off in the Cardinals' second of three games at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. Tony Cruz will catch Lance Lynn, which is becoming a common thing.
May 10 - 4:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Allen Craig
2Oscar Taveras
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4Joe Kelly
5Shelby Miller
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Seth Maness
8Carlos Martinez