Found February 14, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
Now that Albert Pujols has gone to the Los Angeles Angels, catcher Yadier Molina is the longest tenured position player on the Cardinals. With his contract up at the end of the season, Molina could move on, too. Molina said he loved St. Louis but the Pujols offseason departure showed him a different side of baseball. "We've been through a lot of the same things together," said Molina, an early reportee at Cardinals camp in Jupiter, Fla. "When you see a guy like Albert leave the club, you have to know this is business. "Albert had to make a decision. He made the decision that was good for him and his family. I wish him the best. I'm going to miss him. But it's part of business." The club picked up the 7 million option on the 2012 contract for the 29-year-old Molina, a four-time Gold Glover, and general manager John Mozeliak said he hoped he would be able to work out an extension. "I'm open to staying here," said Molina. "I ...

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The February 14th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of ...

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