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JOSE MOLINA RUMORS & GOSSIP

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 578: The Free-Agent Contract Over/Under Draft by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Jose Molina, Pat Venditte, and non-revelatory rumors, then draft free agents whose contracts they expect to be above or below published estimates.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Tampa Bay Rays designate catcher Jose Molina for assignment

With the Rule 5 draft coming up, the 40-man rosters need to be finalized in just a few hours. On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays designated veteran catcher Jose Molina for assignment because they needed to make room. This was first reported by Marc Topkin from the Tampa Bay Times. Molina is set to make $2.75-million next season, the end of a two-year deal. The Rays have 10 days to...
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays could trade or release Jose Molina, Sean Rodriguez being shopped

Getty Images The Tampa Bay Rays are looking to trade or release catcher Jose Molina this offseason reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. While the Rays would obviously prefer to find a trade partner for Molina it will be hard to impossible given his $2.75 million salary. Despite being 39, Molina could still be a useful backup for some teams but coming off a .178/.230/.187...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays position analysis: Catcher

The offseason has arrived, and the time has come for the Tampa Bay Rays to study what went right and wrong from a season that ended short of October. In the coming weeks, we'll break down the Rays at each position. The review will include highlights and lowlights for the players who saw a majority of the action there, and we'll touch on the possibility of their returns. This...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jose Molina dealing with sore knee

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday behind a 14-hit attack and shutout pitching from Drew Smyly. The win improved the Rays to 63-65, fourth in the American League West. The Rays were without catcher Jose Molina, due to a sore knee. Curt Casali started for Molina and went 2-for-5 with a run scored. The good news is that Molina's injury does not appear...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Molina almost got lapped by teammate during home run trot (VIDEO)

Jose Molina has never been known for his fleet of foot, but this slow strut around the bases could be confused with a leisurely stroll around the park — literally.During the fourth-inning of Wednesday's Rays-Athletics game, Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run shot that put Tampa Bay in the lead 3-0. But he had to put the brakes on his home run trot when he almost lapped the chugging...
Via The Other Paper
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays re-sign Jose Molina

The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed veteran catcher Jose Molina as part of their efforts to put out a starting nine that can make a serious run in the 2014 season.  The Rays and Molina agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract after the catcher declared free agency this offseason.  Molina has also agreed to pay $40,000 to the Rays Baseball Foundation over the course of his next...
Via isportsweb.com
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Molina Thrown Out After Misguided Attempt to Steal Second (GIF)

Jose Molina is a large man. Officially listed at 250 pounds, the middle brother in the family of catching Molinas has never been known for his quick feet on the basepaths. The Rays backstop has attempted just 24 steals in his 14-year major league career, but he elected to take the wheels for a spin Wednesday during the biggest game of Tampa Bay’s season. With two outs in the top...
Via NESN.com
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Struggling Villarreal fires Molina as coach

Villarreal has fired coach Jose Molina soon after a 1-0 loss to Levante that left the Spanish club hovering above the relegation zone. The 41-year-old Molina's tenure lasted just 11 games after having replaced Juan Carlos Garrido, the former Spain goalkeeper registering three victories and five losses. Villarreal had taken only one of a possible 15 points since registering back...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jose Molina, Rays agree on contract

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...
Via Fox Sports
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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