Found January 21, 2012 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
As many St. Louis Cardinals fans know, Yadier Molina skipped the team’s Winter Warm-Up fan festival last weekend. After a discussion between club general manager John Mozeliak and the catcher’s agent, Molina will be making a contribution to the Cardinals Care charity in lieu of his attendance. The GM explained his catcher does not like the crowds and autograph signings. This weekend, Molina is out and about, joining current teammate Rafael Furcal and good friend and ex-teammate Albert Pujols in the Dominican Republic. Molina lives in Puerto Rico, while Furcal and Pujols are native Dominicans. The three Major Leaguers are scheduled to play in a softball game on Saturday in Loma de Cabrera, near the frontier of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, reports ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas. Pujols left the Cardinals last month, making a 20-year commitment to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Likely re-deploying some of the cash earmarked for the first baseman, St. Louis quickly signed Furc...
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