ST. LOUIS Catcher Yadier Molina thought brother Bengie was going to sign with the Cardinals to be his backup prior to the 2011 season.
Two years later, he'll finally get the opportunity to put on the same uniform.
After a deal fell through prior to the 2011 season to have Bengie join the Cardinals as a player, the oldest Molina brother has joined the club as their assistant hitting coach. And Yadier couldn't be happier.
"They were pretty close to signing Bengie," Yadier said Monday. "I don't know what happened, they decided not to, but I'm happy to have him this year. I would have loved to play with him as a backup or something but it is what it is and he's on our side as a coach and I can't wait."
Bengie told FOXSportsMidwest.com during the 2011 World Series that he thought a deal to join the Cardinals the previous winter was essentially done. He recalled an emotional story about thinking he would finally get to play with Yadier after previously playing with their third brothe...