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2014 Avg.
.287
 
Career Avg.
.284
Name  Yadier Molina
Born  7/13/1982
Height  5-11
Weight  230
Number  4
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/29/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals have activated catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list, and he is in the starting lineup against the Cubs on Friday.
Insight: Molina went 5-for-6 with three doubles in his two rehab games at Double-A, so he looks ready to go. A.J. Pierzynski will serve as Molina's backup.
 
8/28/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is set to catch five innings in a rehab start with Double-A Springfield on Thursday and then drive back to St. Louis to rejoin the big league club according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Apparently the new Cardinals owner is Rachel Phelps from Major League since Molina is driving about 220 miles back to St. Louis from Springfield, MO rather than flying. Either way, if Molina does not suffer a set back in his five innings catching at Double-A, he could be activated for Friday's game against the Cubs. Molina is set to catch five to six innings Wednesday in his first rehab start at Double-A Springfield. He will be wearing support on his surgically-repaired right thumb, but it's not expected to affect his hitting or throwing. If St. Louis wants, they can wait until Monday to move Molina up from the minors because the roster expands on September 1, but if he is ready this weekend, the Cardinals need every offensive boost they can get. Molina had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 11. He'll participate in a full workout Tuesday and if he clears the hurdle will be sent to Double-A Springfield. The team is hoping to have him back by Sept. 1, if not sooner.
 
8/27/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.
Insight: Molina is set to catch five to six innings Wednesday in his first rehab start at Double-A Springfield. He will be wearing support on his surgically-repaired right thumb, but it's not expected to affect his hitting or throwing. If St. Louis wants, they can wait until Monday to move Molina up from the minors because the roster expands on September 1, but if he is ready this weekend, the Cardinals need every offensive boost they can get. Molina had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 11. He'll participate in a full workout Tuesday and if he clears the hurdle will be sent to Double-A Springfield. The team is hoping to have him back by Sept. 1, if not sooner.
 
8/25/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, according to Jenifer Langosch of mlb.com.
Insight: Molina had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 11. He'll participate in a full workout Tuesday and if he clears the hurdle will be sent to Double-A Springfield. The team is hoping to have him back by Sept. 1, if not sooner.
 
8/20/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) took some light swings Wednesday, according to Brian Stull of stlbaseballweekly.com.
Insight: It was the first time Molina has swung a bat since a tore a ligament in his thumb on July 9. The team is hoping to have him back in 2-3 weeks.
 
8/19/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) says he hopes to begin swinging a bat Wednesday or Thursday, according to Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest.
Insight: It's the next progression in the process. He's already been catching bullpen sessions. Molina was batting .287 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .751 OPS, significantly down from a season ago.
 
8/11/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) had the cast removed over the weekend, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
Insight: Molina was batting .287 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .751 OPS, significantly down from a season ago. Molina is still about a month away from a return.
 
8/3/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) is making progress, according to manager Mike Matheny.
Insight: Molina is still about a month away from a return to the diamond. Fantasy owners will have to deal with A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz until then. Molina wa batting .287 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .751 OPS, significantly down from a season ago.
 
7/10/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Wednesday's game with a right thumb sprain and is doubtful for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Molina suffered the injury while sliding into third base in the second inning. It wasn't a head-first slide, but he caught his thumb on the ground. Molina is batting .287 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .751 OPS, significantly down from a season ago.
 
7/9/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Wednesday's game with a right thumb sprain.
Insight: Molina suffered the injury while sliding into third base in the second inning. It wasn't a head-first slide, but he caught his thumb on the ground. Molina caught the next inning, but Tony Cruz hit for him in the bottom of the third.
 
6/24/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in the lineup Tuesday at Colorado.
Insight: Tony Cruz will catch Shelby Miller. Molina has hit .286 with a .743 OPS this season, down from his level of production the past three years.
 
6/22/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is hitting only .176 in his career against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Molina has had a quiet June (.211 AVG in 57 at bats) and should probably be avoided on Sunday.
 
6/17/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina hit his sixth home run of the season Tuesday against the Mets.
Insight: It was his first since May 24th. In 17 games between home runs, he went 9-for-60 (.150).
 
Cold6/15/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is out of the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Molina has batted .140 (8-for-57) in his last 16 games and will get a break Sunday.
 
Cold6/11/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has gone 6-for-11 with three doubles and two homers against Tampa Bay starter Erik Bedard.
Insight: Molina has gone 6-for-45 (.133) in his last 13 games, but facing Bedard Wednesday could put a jolt into his bat.
 
6/8/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina will get a second straight day off Sunday, according to Fox Sports Midwest.
Insight: Molina served as the DH Friday, so he hasn't been behind the plate since Thursday. Manager Mike Matheny indicated Saturday that Molina is worn down, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "When you put the weight of this team on your own shoulders, which is self-induced," Matheny said. "As much as we explain to him that we all have to do our piece, you're taking a guy with natural leadership characteristics and he wants to be the guy who makes it all happen. I see that he cares so much that it’s beat him down. Anybody is susceptible to just being fried." The Cardinals have a day off Monday, so Molina should feel extra fresh Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
 
6/7/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we know of, simply the normal day game off after a night game. Molina is an elite fantasy catcher and always a must start when in the lineup. Tony Cruz will get the start, but has little fantasy value.
 
5/23/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .333 hitter (10-for-30) with three homers against Homer Bailey.
Insight: Molina is just one of five regulars that is batting over .300 against the Reds right-hander. He's an elite fantasy catcher and almost always a must start.
 
5/20/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .192 hitter (10-for-52) with a .434 OPS
Insight: Molina (.327, 4 HR, 22 RBI) has a rare poor matchup, but is an elite catcher.
 
Hot5/12/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .400 hitter (12-for-30) with three homers and 11 RBI against Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Molina (.304, 4 HR, 18 RBI) is an elite fantasy catcher and a must start in this favorable matchup with a strong wind expected to be blowing out to left field.
 

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