Yadier Molina RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matheny: Molina 'ready' for Opening Day

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Mike Matheny declined to confirm that Yadier Molina will be his opening day catcher, but the Cardinals manager made it sound inevitable Friday when he said Molina has checked all necessary boxes on his way back from two offseason surgeries to repair a ligament in his left thumb. "He's ready,"..." March 25

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    Mark Saxon @markasaxon

    Yadier Molina is catching, but not hitting, in today's game against the Miami Marlins. It is just a coincidence... https://t.co/oH9Kc8j1Eh

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Molina could appear in a game at catcher as early as Wednesday. Team will be "creative" with DH, and lineup to get Yadi involved #cardinals

  • Molina catches his first bullpen session of spring training

    Fox Sports Midwest "For the first time this spring, the St. Louis Cardinals got to watch what they hope will be their opening day battery work together. Yadier Molina caught his first bullpen in camp Monday, another step in his comeback from thumb surgery. Ace Adam Wainwright was on the mound. "You want a guy..." February 29

  • Molina's goal: Be ready by opening day

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, his left hand recently freed from a cast, has a good feel for what it will take this spring to rebuild the strength in his hand and, over time, regain the force in his swing. He’s done it once before, just a year ago. For the second time in as many spring..." February 16

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    KMOXSports @KMOXSports

    John Mozeliak tells @KMOX: Molina's cast has come off & in 2-3 weeks we should have a good idea if he's on pace to start season. #STLCards

  • Molina won't have cast removed until mid-February

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina appears to be behind the initial recovery timetable the team projected following the second operation on his injured left thumb. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told reporters Saturday that Molina won't have his cast removed until the..." January 17

  • Yadier Molina Undergoes Second Thumb Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina underwent a second operation on his ailing left thumb yesterday, reports MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch (on Twitter). The first surgery “didn’t take,” as Langosch puts it, and with a second operation coming in mid-December, she adds that it’s likely Molina will miss..." December 17

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadier Molina had to have a second thumb ligament surgery yesterday. The first didn't take. That'll keep him out for most of ST. #stlcards

  • Molina, Kiermaier awarded Platinum Gloves as top defenders

    The Score "A pair of leather-flashing heavyweights claimed baseball's highest defensive honors. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier were named Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners, acknowledging the top defensive players in their respective..." November 15

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadier Molina will be having left thumb surgery this afternoon; 8-12 weeks of no baseball activity to follow.

  • Injury keeps Molina on bench

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Unable to grip a bat with any strength Tuesday, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will see a doctor in St. Louis on Wednesday to determine if the torn ligament in his left hand will require surgery. “I tried everything (to play),” he said. “I tried everything.” Molina was a late scratch from..." October 14

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Tony Cruz in, Molina out of Cards lineup

  • Molina questionable for Game 4 with ailing thumb

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals could be without their field general for a do-or-die Game 4 at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Catcher Yadier Molina appeared to aggravate his previously injured left thumb on a swing early in Monday's 8-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs, and later left the game in the fifth inning..." October 13

  • Molina is 'ready to go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Yadier Molina’s torn left thumb ligament remains a nuisance. But the injury to the Cardinals catcher’s catching hand won’t keep him out of the postseason. He is one of 25 players on the club’s National League division series roster. “I’m ready to go,” Molina said after the Cardinals..." October 09

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Molina caught, hit, blocked balls, etc. on Tuesday, responded well. Matheny said he's even more optimistic now that Molina will be on roster

  • Molina cleared for attempt to be on playoff roster

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals' hope that Yadier Molina will be on the postseason roster and available to them in the division series increased Monday after their catcher met with a hand specialist in St. Louis. While the damage to the ligament in his left thumb is still present, according to the team, Molina..." October 05

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    "Getting stronger every day" is what Yadi told me about his left thumb. He's scheduled to have it looked at tomorrow by doctors back in STL.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadi Molina said he's very optimistic he'll be playing in the postseason. He'll rest injured thumb for another week in meantime. #stlcards

  • Cardinals’ Yadier Molina could miss postseason

    Sporting News "Yadier Molina’s torn ligament in his left hand will sideline him the remainder of the season, and possibly the postseason. "Obviously we were hoping for better news, but in the scheme of things we're just going to have to remain patience," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said, via the..." September 29

  • Cardinals’ Yadier Molina (thumb) to miss remainder of regular season

    SI "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will miss the remainder of the regular season with a thumb injury, manager Mike Matheny told reporters. Molina, 33, sustained a ligament tear in his left thumb on Sept. 20 against the Chicago Cubs while tagging out Anthony Rizzo as he attempted to score..." September 29

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Yadier Molina ruled out rest of #Stlcards regular season, and remains questionable for postseason.

  • Yadier Molina has ‘slight ligament tear’ in left thumb

    Sportsnaut "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was diagnosed with a “slight ligament tear” in his left thumb on Monday, and he’ll be shut down for the next week at least. Manager John Mozeliak made the announcement, while at the same time providing a bit of good news that Adam Wainwright has been..." September 22

  • Cardinals get good news on Adam Wainwright, bad on Yadier Molina

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals delivered two pieces of injury information Monday. One is pretty great news for the club while the other is at least somewhat bad news. We'll start with the good. Ace starter Adam Wainwright, who was previously declared out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, has been..." September 21

  • Molina will have MRI on left thumb, wrist

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The play at home plate that won Sunday’s game against the Cubs also leaves the Cardinals concerned about what it could cost them in the coming week. Catcher Yadier Molina will have an MRI scan taken of his left thumb and wrist to determine the extent of an injury sustained while making a..." September 21

  • Yadier Molina trolls Cincinnati fans after being booed before All-Star Game

    Sporting News "It's safe to say Reds fans weren't too happy when the NL Central rival Cardinals invaded Great American Ball Park with six players elected to the Midsummer Classic. In fact, they turned into boo birds when Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was introduced to the crowd. Not shying away from the..." July 15

  • Lackey, Molina have heated exchange

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There appeared to be some tension between starting pitcher John Lackey and catcher Yadier Molina in the Cardinals dugout after the top of the seventh Monday night. Fox Sports Midwest showed replays of the verbal exchange during and after its game telecast from Busch Stadium. After the game,..." June 16

  • Molina loses weight, gains attention

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There probably hasn’t been this much discussion over a man’s weight since Elvis Presley fans began to take sides, stating their preference for Fat Elvis or Skinny Elvis. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is noticeably thinner at the start of this season after losing an estimated 20 pounds (at..." April 08

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Molina not scheduled to take batting practice today, but #stlcards haven't ruled out his availability as a defensive replacement in Game 3.

  • Yadier Molina will receive fine, but no ban, for umpire shove in Game 1

    CBS Sports "Cardinals star catch Yadier Molina will be fined substantially but not suspended for the incident in Game 1 where he briefly shoved umpire Jerry Meals during a dustup in Game 1, sources said. The exact amount of the fine isn't known, but it was said to be an amount that isn't insignificant, one..." October 07

  • Cards' Molina confident that he's 'ready to go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Class AA starter and third-round pick Mike Mayers returned to the mound with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday night, he found catcher Yadier Molina waiting for him. The big-league vet, considered by many the finest at his position in the majors, was there to give Mayers a quick breather..." August 29

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matheny did not rule out a Friday return for Yadier Molina, who will catch five innings for Double-A Springfield today. #stlcards

  • Yadier Molina to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    Hardball Talk "Yadier Molina took a round of batting practice on Tuesday night at Double-A Springfield and has been cleared to catch five or six innings there Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game. This according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader. “My thumb feels great,” Molina told..." August 27

  • Molina's cast removed; Wacha still throwing

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who had thumb surgery the Friday before the All-Star break, had his cast removed this past week. Molina has been outfitted with several splints, manager Mike Matheny said, and one of them allows for increased movement. Once Molina is able to begin increased..." August 11

  • Yadier Molina to miss 8-12 weeks with torn thumb ligament

    CBS Sports "Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has a torn ligament in his right thumb and will miss 8-12 weeks following surgery, the team announced. Molina exited Wednesday's game with the injury after sliding into third base, though it was a foot-first slide. Molina, 31, is one of the most durable catchers..." July 11

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Yadi getting MRI on his thumb. Know more tomorrow.--per Matheny. #STLCards

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadier Molina out of the lineup for a second straight mental day off; Kolten Wong also sitting but expects to return Tuesday. #stlcards

  • Cardinals salvage a win on Molina's hit

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Two innings after the Cardinals lost their lead when a ball skipped between his legs, catcher Yadier Molina threaded a hit through two Cubs to get it back and rescue his teammates from a wasted weekend in Wrigleyville. Down to his final strike and the Cardinals’ final out in the ninth inning,..." May 05

  • Yadi rules as Cardinals win opener

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the remainder of his teammates made their way from the dugout to the clubhouse after Monday’s season opener, Adam Wainwright was there to shake hands, exchange congratulations and hear one teammate’s version of the final score. “Yadi wins,” someone, possibly quipster Matt Holliday,..." April 01

  • Cards to reduce spring workload for Molina

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals intend to begin a plan to reduce the workload on catcher Yadier Molina by having his Grapefruit League debut pushed back later than other veterans. When the Cardinals open exhibition play Friday against Miami, Molina won’t be in the lineup and it could be several games before he..." February 25

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

  • Cardinals’ young flamethrowers wearing out Molina’s glove

    New York Post "Big power arms. Broken gloves. That’s the only way to beat the Red Sox. All you need to know about those St. Louis power arms is this conversation with the Cardinals’ catching genius, Yadier Molina: When Molina was asked Friday at Busch Stadium if his hand hurts from catching the Cards’..." October 26

  • Yadi's guidance invaluable to Wacha, young arms

    MLB.com "The Cardinals' rookie pitchers have drawn much of the spotlight this season earning acclaim for their poise and effectiveness on the mound in big situations. But they're always quick to divert any praise to the All-Star catcher working behind the plate. "It's unbelievable working with [Yadier..." October 08

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadier Molina is back and in #STLCards lineup tonight.

  • Molina brothers absent due to mother's surgery

    MLB.com "Catcher Yadier Molina and brother Bengie the Cardinals' assistant hitting coach were absent from Busch Stadium on Wednesday as their mother Gladys was recovering from a surgical procedure she underwent at an area hospital. Manager Mike Matheny described the situation only as a "family personal..." September 12

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadier Molina not with #STLCards today due to family situation. No further details provided by club.

  • Kelly, Molina spark Cards to 4-0 win over Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have won eight games (out of 23) since July 25. Joe Kelly has won three and started another Cardinals victory in that streak. Yadier Molina has caught two games since coming of the disabled after suffering a right knee sprain. The Cardinals have won both. You may draw your own..." August 18

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards activate Yadier Molina (right knee sprain) and Shane Robinson (right shoulder strain) from the 15-day disabled list.

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    Ryan Boyer @RyanPBoyer

    Cards GM John Mozeliak just said on @FSMidwest pre-game that he's "very optimistic" Yadier Molina will be activated when eligible (Aug. 15).

  • Cardinals place Yadier Molina on 15-day disabled list

    CBS Sports "As expected the Cardinals have placed catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain. the club announced Wednesday afternoon. Outfielder Shane Robinson was also placed on the DL with a right shoulder strain while outfielder Adron Chambers and first baseman/outfielder..." July 31