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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 finished 1-for-2 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Molina had an RBI double in the Cardinals' three-run first inning, and he subsequently caught pitcher Robbie Ray sleeping and nabbed third base. The steal was the third of the season for Molina. The 33-year-old now has 15 RBI in August and a .283/.319/.371 line with 53 RBI overall. Aug 26 - 1:27 AM

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Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 and hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning as the Cardinals edged the Giants 4-3 on Wednesday.

It was the first time all year that Molina hit cleanup, and he managed to play the hero, collecting just his fourth homer in 404 at-bats. He also had an RBI single to get the scoring started for the Cardinals in the first.
Aug 19 - 11:26 PM

Yadier Molina went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Cardinals topped the Giants on Monday.

Molina broke a scoreless tie when he ripped a Chris Heston pitch into the second deck down the left field line at Busch Stadium. The catcher has had a subpar offensive season by his own standards, batting .280/.318/.363 with three home runs and 44 RBI.
Aug 17 - 10:54 PM

Yadier Molina went 1-for-2 and drove home three runs in a losing effort against the Pirates on Thursday.

Molina delivered a two-run single and a sacrifice fly in the contest, while also drawing a walk. While he has smacked just two home runs on the season, he still owns a respectable .283/.320/.361 slash line to go along with 43 RBI.
Aug 13 - 11:05 PM

Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a stolen base, an RBI, and a run scored in Wednesday's win versus the Pirates.

Molina hit an RBI triple to break a 2-2 tie then came around to score on a Stephen Piscotty single to make it a 4-2 game. He doubled, stole third base, but was stranded in the eighth. The 33-year-old catcher has had a subpar offensive season overall, batting .282/.319/.361 with two home runs and 40 RBI.
Aug 12 - 11:39 PM

Yadier Molina is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's a day of rest for the backstop. Tony Cruz is handling the catching duties while Molina is out.
Aug 9 - 10:57 AM

Yadier Molina is out of the Cardinals' lineup Thursday.

Tony Cruz will catch Michael Wacha and bat seventh in the Cards' series finale against the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Molina has a rough .675 OPS on the year.
Aug 6 - 10:10 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
4Tommy Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva
10Sam Tuivailala