Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/28/12
Former major league catcher Bengie Molina had planned to travel in 2013, with Alaska and Europe among his potential destinations. His travel schedule will be modified, though, as he will be touring such places as Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Milwaukee in his new capacity as the St. Louis Cardinals' assistant coach. Some years ago, former manager Tony La Russa installed Mike Aldrete as an assistant hitting coach, working first with hitting coach Hal McRae and later McRae's replacement, Mark McGwire. When McGwire left for the Dodgers after last season, John Mabry, who had been in his first year as assistant hitting coach, was promoted to batting coach, and Molina, older brother to Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, was hired to aid Mabry. "We had so many plans for next year," Bengie Molina said. "The coaching part was always in my brain. I wanted to go back, but not too quick. Three years, maybe five ... But this could be a great opportunity, and who knows when another chanc...
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