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Halo Headlines: Molina named catching coordinator, GM meetings start

The November 9, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team hiring an old friend and legendary pitch-framer, the GM meetings kicking off in Florida, and more… The Story: Jose Molina hired as catching coordinator MWAH Says: It sounds like the middle Molina will work with the club’s minor-league catchers, mainly, but he’ll probably get some good time with Carlos...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Molina rejoining Angels as minor league coordinator position

Catcher Jose Molina spent seven of his 15 years as an MLB player with the Los Angeles Angels, and the club announced recently that he's rejoining the organization as a catching coordinator. The longtime backstop finished his playing career in 2014 after three seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez detailed Molina's new role, which will find him spend time working...
Via FOX Sports
November 08, 2015  |  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 Baseball Essential
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier Nearly Passes Jose Molina In Home Run Trot (Video)

Major League Baseball’s Molina brothers are known for their superior catching skills but certainly not for their speed. The middle brother, Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina, proved that Wednesday. During the fourth inning of Tampa Bay’s contest with the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run home run, with Molina on first base. Molina apparently knew it...
Via NESN.com
August 07, 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

Crackers on the dish: A gift from one Molina to another

ST. LOUIS -- Everybody loves peanut butter crackers, right? We're guessing Jose Molina loves them more than most because of all the gifts his brother could have left for him on home plate Wednesday night, peanut butter crackers was the choice. Actually, it was Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo who left the crackers for Rays catcher Jose Molina in the bottom of the first inning...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

So Jose Molina Has Three Stolen Bases

It’s a bit of an odd time to write about baseball. Some trades are trickling in, but we’re about a week removed from the All Star Game. The ASG break is a great time to do some summaries, compare some first halves, look at some guys who may be surprising or disappointing. But there’s only […]
Via Fangraphs
July 23, 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

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 Associated Press
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays continue to spend wisely, bring back Jose Molina for two years

The Tampa Bay Rays are set at catcher for 2014, re-signing veteran Jose Molina to a two-year deal with a total of $4.5 million. Molina will likely continue to split time behind the plate with Jose Lobaton next season. The 38-year old Molina isn't known for his bat - his career line is just .238/.287/.340, and he's had a wRC+ above 100 just once in the last decade. But what Molina...
Via The Outside Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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