JOSE MOLINA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wil Myers, Jose Molina drive in runs, but Rays fall to Red Sox

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Grady Sizemore bolstered his bid to become Boston's new starting center fielder, hitting a two-run homer as the Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday. Will Middlebrooks also hit a solo homer as the defending World Series champions won for the ninth time in 24 games this spring. Wil Myers and Jose Molina both drove in runs for the Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  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

Molina finalizes $4.5M, 2-year deal with Rays

Catcher Jose Molina is staying with the Tampa Bay Rays, finalizing a $4.5 million, two-year contract. The 38-year-old, whose deal was announced Monday night, has spent the last two seasons with the Rays. He started a career-high 87 games and batted .233 with two homers and 18 RBIs in 99 games. The veteran of 14 major league seasons, who had become a free agent, is a .238 career...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Reach Agreement With Jose Molina on Two-year Deal

The Tampa Bay Rays have reached an agreement with catcher Jose Molina on a two-year deal worth $4.5 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Earlier this week it was reported that the Rays and Molina were working on a deal to return in 2014. Molina hit .233./.290/.304 in 99 games for the Rays last season and likely would be teamed again with Jose Lobaton  as Tampa Bay...
Via Baseball News Source
November 24, 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

Rays' Jose Molina Diagnosed with a contusion

Jose Molina appeared to have taken a pitch to his right knee in yesterday's game.  As we tweeted during the game, Molina appeared to try to walk off the hit-by-pitch, but he ultimately had to leave the game.  According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Molina will be listed as day-to-day with a contusion on his quadriceps. Here's Topkin's update after the game...
Via MLB Injury News
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays catcher Molina day to day with quad contusion

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina is day to day with a right quad contusion after leaving Saturday's game in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox. Molina was hit by Chicago pitcher Jose Santiago and was checked at home plate by Rays manager Joe Maddon and head trainer Ron Porterfield before heading to first. Before the next pitch, Molina was replaced by backup Jose...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 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

Sources: Molina close to joining Rays

Free-agent catcher Jose Molina is close to signing a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays that includes an option for the 2013 season, major-league sources told FOXSports.com. A deal could be completed within the next several days. 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...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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