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Losing Yadier Molina May Be The Knockout Blow For St. Louis

In a game on September 20th, Cubs’ shortstop Addison Russell hit a pop fly to Cardinals’ right fielder Jason Heyward. Anthony Rizzo was standing on third and prepared to tag up. As Heyward came down with the ball, Rizzo took off for home and slid as the throw came in. Heyward’s throw was on the money and catcher Yadier Molina went to apply the tag on the sliding Rizzo. As Rizzo...
Via Baseball Essential
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Cardinals' Molina will try to play in NLDS with splint over thumb

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will try to play in the NL Division Series while wearing a splint to protect his injured left thumb. The All-Star, widely considered the best defensive catcher in the game, met with a hand specialist on Monday. Molina partially tore ligament on Sept. 20 making a tag at the plate and hasn't played since. St. Louis said the injury...
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Cards catcher Molina will try to play with splint over thumb

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will try to play in the NL division series wearing a splint to protect his injured left thumb. The All-Star catcher met with a hand specialist on Monday and it was determined that a ligament injury hasn't healed. He'll test the splint in workouts the next few days. Molina was hurt on Sept. 20 making a tag at the plate and...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Upbeat Molina still hoping for postseason return to Cardinals

The thumb ligament tear suffered by Yadier Molina resulted in his being officially ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, but could he return for the playoffs?  The St. Louis Cardinals' star catcher updated's Jennifer Langosch regarding his situation on Tuesday, and he definitely came across as upbeat about the chance of a postseason return. A few days ago, Molina...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina has ‘slight ligament tear’ in left thumb

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was diagnosed with a “slight ligament tear” in his left thumb on Monday, and he’ll be shut down for the next week at least. Manager John Mozeliak made the announcement, while at the same time providing a bit of good news that Adam Wainwright has been cleared for baseball activity, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Will Miss At Least 1 Week With A Thumb

Looks like you better move when Cubs slide. Yadier Molina has a slight tear in his thumb ligament on his left hand. He will be out at least one week, at which point he will be re-evaluated by the Cardinals to determine his availability for the postseason. Mozeliak says MRI for Molina shows slight tear in left thumb. Hopeful he can return this season. Will reevaluate next 5-7 days...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding Yadier Molina’s backup is not an easy task

As Cardinal Nation awaits the MRI results on Yadier Molina‘s left thumb, it’s once again time to ponder who will eventually be the next catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals when Molina and Father Time finally meet more intimately. More importantly, a suitable backup for the future Hall of Famer. Molina has played in 1,464 games and turned 33 years old in July. Eventually, he won’t...
Via STLSportsMinute
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yadier Molina accidentally breaks bat in half tapping home plate

    On paper, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been experiencing a bit of a dip in his power numbers this season. The youngest Molina brother only has four home runs on the year and is posting at or near career lows in both isolated power (.085) and home run to fly ball ratio (3.0 percent). But Yadi still passes the eye test with flying colors as his now-deceased baseball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Molina leaves snacks at home plate for his brother

The Rays and Cardinals are in the midst of a series in St. Louis, and just because Yadier Molina is out of action with a wrist injury, that doesn’t mean he won’t be having some fun. Yadier’s brother Jose is a catcher for the Rays, and got the start behind the dish on Wednesday night for Tampa Bay. As St. Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo ran out to the coach’s box in the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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