JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals and All-Star catcher Yadier Molina have tabled talks for a possible contract extension, at least for now.
Molina, who will make 7 million this year, enters the final year of what became a 5-year, 22.5 million deal after his option was picked up shortly after the World Series ended.
"We were talking for the last two weeks and we're not talking any longer, Molina said following the Cardinals first workout for pitchers and catchers Sunday afternoon. "I'm just trying to concentrate on winning another championship, not worrying about contracts.
Molina enjoyed his best offensive season of his career in 2011, setting career highs in batting average (.305), doubles (32), home runs (14), RBI (65), and runs scored (55).
The Cardinals and their fans know all about one of their star players entering the final year of a contract. Slugger Albert Pujols tabled talks until after last season with the two sides weren't able to come to an agreement before ...