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Backup Outfielder J.B. Shuck Plays Crucial Role in 3-2 Victory

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – August 1: J.B. Shuck #3 of the Los Angeles Angels sprints toward home plate to score in front of catcher Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays off of a double by Chris Iannetta during the sixth inning of a game on August 1, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) The Chicago White Sox sealed off a 3-2 victory...
Via The Sports Journal
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Molina Encourages Christian Vazquez To ‘Be Like (Jason) Varitek’

This embed is invalid" /> Jose Molina had a simple message for Christian Vazquez when the 24-year-old catcher sought his advice over the offseason. It was a pearl of wisdom most Boston Red Sox fans probably appreciate. “In Boston, why did they follow (former catcher/captain) Jason Varitek? Because from Day 1, he earned their respect, so that’s...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Catcher Rene Rivera offers Rays hope at position of need

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Hope for a position that has flummoxed the Tampa Bay Rays in recent years comes in the form of a mild-mannered 31-year-old Puerto Rican, his back straight and chest out while standing near his stall at Charlotte Sports Park, this man a presence who doesn't promise the world but guarantees full effort. "You work hard for having this opportunity," catcher Rene...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Molina Out Indefinitely After Knee Surgery

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, 39-year-old catcher Jose Molina is undergoing knee surgery that will cause him to be out for a “long, indefinite period”. During the off-season, he hadn’t drawn much interest across the league, so it will be interesting to see if this surgery causes teams to take a chance on him again if he is truly 100% healthy. As an aging catcher whose...
Via Baseball Essential
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud’s defense is not an issue…yet

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud had a rough go of it in 2014 on both sides of the ball. His early offensive struggles were well documented, as was his demotion and very strong comeback. His great second half went a long way towards putting to bed doubts about his ability to hit at the highest level. His defense, on the other hand, was the main story arc surrounding him heading into...
Via Mets360.com
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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
December 18, 2014  |  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
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays send Joel Peralta to Dodgers as part of four-player deal

The Tampa Bay Rays traded veteran reliever Joel Peralta and minor-league left-hander Adam Liberatore to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a flurry of moves to reach the 40-man roster deadline by midnight Thursday. In sending Peralta and Liberatore to Los Angeles, Tampa Bay received right-hander Jose Dominguez and minor-league right-hander Greg Harris. In addition, infielder Cole...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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
November 21, 2014  |  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 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
November 16, 2014  |  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 week...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Yadier Molina to have cortisone shot for oblique

With the Cardinals down 2-1 to the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS, All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will attempt a return to action (at the very least as a defensive replacement) and will receive a cortisone shot for his injured oblique, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.  A.J. Pierzynski caught Game 3 of the NLDS, but Molina was spotted in the bullpen...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome To Town, Andrew Friedman

Here’s what you need to know about Andrew Friedman: He wrote a farewell letter to a Rays blog. Seriously. Here’s what else you need to know: Everything, probably. I’m guessing that most Dodger fans don’t know much about him other than “guy who made the Rays good without any payroll,” and while that’s not inaccurate, it’s also incomplete. Friedman is 37, married with...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 14, 2014  |  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 serious...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Molina was so slow he nearly got passed by teammate on home run trot (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Who is the slowest player in the major leagues? You don’t even have to think twice. You don’t have to look it up. You just know: it’s Jose Molina. And Molina showed us all on Wednesday that the title is well-deserved. Molina was on first in the top of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 07, 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

Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

    There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with over the weekend. This Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key story lines heading into this weekend are ... WRIGLEY WEEKEND The Cardinals visit the Cubs this weekend for a three-game set at Wrigley Field. Watch all the action on FOX Sports Midwest...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rays' Jose Molina gets a treat from younger brother Yadier

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Via Fox Sports Florida
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Yadier Molina Leaves Crackers on Home Plate for Jose Molina

The fat brother always gets picked on. - – - – - Also see …  Phillies honor 2008 World Series championship team for 263rd consecutive game What Your Jersey Says About You SP’s MLB page The post VIDEO: Yadier Molina Leaves Crackers on Home Plate for Jose Molina appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Leaves Crackers At Home Plate For His Brother

Your browser does not support iframes. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina don’t get to play very often playing in opposite leagues, but when they do, they seem to enjoy it. Yadier had the Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo leave some crackers for his brother at home […] The post Yadier Molina Leaves Crackers At Home Plate For...
Via Diehardsport
July 23, 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

Yadi Molina Leaves Crackers On Home Plate For Brother Jose Molina (Video)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is sidelined with a thumb injury, but that doesn’t mean he can’t  have any fun. During the Cardinals’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, Molina had third base coach Jose Oquendo make a special delivery for his older brother, Rays catcher Jose Molina. As Oquendo ran out to take his position, he left a couple packages of cheese...
Via NESN.com
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
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