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JOSE MOLINA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Of Course Rene Rivera Is Going to the Rays

Last month, not only did the Tampa Bay Rays cut Jose Molina, but, as Jeff detailed, no other Major League team was or has been interested in picking Molina up, even for the smallest of prices. As somebody who has always had their interests piqued by pitch-framing, this tiny morsel of a transaction nonetheless triggered […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays release Jose Molina and Cole Figueroa, Pirates cut ties with Ramon Cabrer

Getty Images After unsuccessfully trying to trade catcher Jose Molina, the Rays have cut ties with the 39-year-old. Long gone are the days that Molina could contribute anything with the bat but he is still a strong defender and stands a decent chance of landing a backup job somewhere. Molina hit a laughable .178/.230/.187 in 80 games last year. The Rays also cut ties with second...
Via Tireball.com
25 days 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 Baseball Essential
29 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

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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 AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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