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Nestor Molina | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 179
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Giants signed RHP Nestor Molina to a minor league contract.
Molina, 26, spent the 2015 season pitching for Joplin in the American Association of Independent Baseball. There he registered a 3.12 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 71/18 K/BB ratio over 104 innings. He adds organizational depth to the Giants. Jan 2 - 9:59 AM

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Red Sox signed RHP Nestor Molina to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Molina had a 4.55 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 61 1/3 innings this past season at Double-A Birmingham (an affiliate of the White Sox). The 25-year-old will be organizational relief depth next season for the Red Sox.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:40:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Nestor Molina outright to Double-A Birmingham.

The move clears a spot on the White Sox' 40-man roster. Molina holds a 4.65 ERA over 43 relief appearances at Birmingham this season.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Nestor Molina left Monday's start at Double-A Birmingham with a shoulder injury.

A tough break for Molina, who is trying to bounce back this season after putting up a 4.26 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 2012. It's not known at this point how severe the ailment is.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 09:09:00 PM

White Sox GM Rick Hahn said that 2013 will be a "rebuilding year" for Nestor Molina.

Molina came over in the Sergio Santos deal last offseason and struggled with injuries and effectiveness in 2012. Now that he's finally healthy, the 24-year-old will focus on getting his career back on track. Molina posted a 4.26 ERA and 1.48 WHIP at the Double-A level this past season.
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 12:45:00 PM

An MRI on White Sox pitching prospect Nestor Molina's right elbow revealed only inflammation, and he's expected to miss just 1-2 starts.

Good to hear. Molina has really struggled this season between Double- and Triple-A, posting a 5.01 ERA and 63/20 K/BB ratio, but he's one of the few decent pitching prospects in the system.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 07:36:00 PM

White Sox prospect right-hander Nestor Molina was placed on the disabled list with Double-A Birmingham due to an elbow injury.

The White Sox have yet to make an official announcement on his status, but Spanish-language reports have indicated that he is dealing with elbow tendinitis. We should know more after results of an MRI are made available. Molina, who was acquired from the Blue Jays during the offseason in the Sergio Santos deal, has a 5.01 ERA and 63/20 K/BB ratio over 14 starts and one relief appearance this season between Double- and Triple-A.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 02:45:00 PM

White Sox pitching prospect Nestor Molina was sent back down to Double-A Birmingham after allowing six runs on nine hits over four innings Monday with Triple-A Charlotte.

Molina was promoted to the Triple-A level on Monday, but it was apparently only for spot-start duty. The 23-year-old right-hander has a 3.72 ERA and 25/5 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings with Double-A Birmingham this season and could make his way to the major league roster later this summer.
Tue, May 8, 2012 02:30:00 PM

White Sox prospect Nestor Molina has been promoted from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte.

Molina earned the promotion by registering a 3.72 ERA and 25/5 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings this year at the Double-A level. The 23-year-old was acquired from the Blue Jays in the offseason for reliever Sergio Santos.
Mon, May 7, 2012 01:20:00 PM

White Sox optioned RHP Nestor Molina and LHP Jose Quintana to Double-A Birmingham; optioned RHPs Anthony Carter, Simon Castro, Deunte Heath and Jhan Marinez, LHPs Pedro Hernandez, Charlie Leesman and Donnie Veal and INF Ozzie Martinez to Triple-A Charlotte.

The mass exodus also included catcher Michael Blanke, infielder Tyler Kuhn and outfielders Jared Mitchell and Trayce Thompson, who were reassigned to minor league camp. Molina, who was acquired from the Blue Jays in December for closer Sergio Santos, is the biggest name of the bunch. The 23-year-old right-hander posted a 2.21 ERA and 148/16 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings last season between High-A and Double-A and could find himself in the majors at some point in 2012.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 07:42:00 PM

Nestor Molina fared much better in his second outing of the spring Friday, allowing just one hit while striking out two in two scoreless innings of work against the Cubs.

Molina got shelled to the tune of five runs and seven hits in just 1 1/3 innings by the Dodgers on Monday. Likely to begin the year in Double-A, it's not out of the question that Molina could be in the rebuilding South Siders' bullpen by mid-season.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 06:02:00 PM

Nestor Molina got shelled by the Dodgers in his exhibition debut for the White Sox on Monday, allowing five runs on seven hits in just 1 1/3 innings.

He allowed four extra-base hits, including a triple to Ivan DeJesus and home run to Scott Van Slyke. Chicago's return in the Sergio Santos trade will likely begin the season at Double-A.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 06:58:00 PM

White Sox acquired RHP Nestor Molina from the Blue Jays for RHP Sergio Santos.

It's nice to see the Pale Hose make an effort to improve the talent pool in their farm system. Molina, 22, registered a sparkling 2.21 ERA and 148/16 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings this past year between Single-A and Double-A. He's quickly rounding into an elite pitching prospect and should continue improving in the White Sox system.
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 12:54:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Nestor Molina from Double-A New Hampshire.

Molina entered the 2011 season as a middling relief prospect, but the Jays decided to move him into the rotation and he posted eye-popping numbers, including a 2.21 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 148/16 K/BB ratio over 130 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old is now safe from the Rule 5 draft.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 04:09:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Michael Broadway
10Steven Okert