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The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a deal with veteran catcher Jose Molina according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.
Last week, we learned that the team was close to an agreement with Molina. The veteran backup catcher made only $1.2 million last season, fitting perfectly with the Rays' price tag.
The 36-year old also has a lot of experience catching in the AL East. In 2011, Molina hit .281/.342/.415 with 3 HR's and 15 RBI's in 171 AB's for the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Free-agent catcher Jose Molina has signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays that includes an option for the 2013 season, major-league sources told FOXSports.com.
Molina, 36, is known for his expert handling of pitchers and has an intimate knowledge of the Rays' opponents in the American League East after spending the last four and a half seasons with...
The Tampa Bay Rays have officially announced the signing of catcher Jose Molina to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million with a team option for 2013.The sides agreed to terms on the deal two weeks ago, but opted to wait until after Thanksgiving weekend to make an announcement.The 36-year-old backstop spent last season with the Toronto Blue Jays, batting .281 with three home runs...
ST. PETERSBURG -- Jose Molina isn't sure how many teams showed interest in his talents when he became a free agent...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract.
ROGER MOONEY The Rays are expected to finalize a deal this afternoon with free agent catcher Jose Molina. The Rays hoped to have signed Molina before Thanksgiving, but they did not receive all the medical background on the 36-year-old catcher.…
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed catcher Jose Molina to a one-year deal.
Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract. Molina gets a $1.5 million salary for next season under Monday's agreement, and the Rays hold a $1.8 million option for 2013 with a $300,000 buyout. The 36-year-old hit a career-best .281 this year with three homers and 15 RBIs in 55 games.
The Rays signed catcher Jose Molina, tweets SI's Jon Heyman. The near-agreement was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports on November 17th. At that point, Morosi said Molina would receive a one-year deal with an option.
Jose Molina gets ready to block the plate as Evan Longoria heads home during a game last season in Toronto ROGER MOONEY Jose Molina, the Rays newest catcher, held a conference call with the Tampa Bay media this afternoon after signing a one-year, $1.5 million…
The Rays addressed their catching needs for next season by officially bringing into the fold veteran receiver Jose Molina on Monday.
Molina, 36, is a career backup who will form a platoon this season, likely with Jose Lobaton after the trade of John Jaso to Seattle.
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<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">While little of substance has happened in the off-season so far one significant move may have occurred to make an AL East competitor of the Red Sox four games better than they were a year ago. The Tampa Bay Rays have inked catcher Jose Molina to a contract for the 2012 season...