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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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter’s farewell to old Yankee Stadium

On a Sunday night when the New York Yankees were victorious over the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 7-3 (and Jose Molina hit the last home run in this Yankee Stadium), the game was a distant second story. After playing just over a three-hour game, Derek Jeter and the entire Yankees roster stepped onto the center of the diamond and The Captain addressed the 54,610 in attendance....
Via Bronx Pinstripes
9 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

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

WATCH: Jose Molina beats out infield single

Coming into his start against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sonny Gray was 5-1 with a 1.18 ERA. Gray had five straight wins in July and in a 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals, he went seven innings allowing three hits, one run and striking out seven. But against the Rays, Gray went 4 1/3 innings allowing seven runs and 10 hits in Oakland’s 7-3 loss. But in this case, you can’t really...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 06, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Leaves Gift at Home Plate for Brother Jose in Cardinals-Rays Game

The Rays visited St. Louis this week for a series, pitting two brothers against one another: Yadier and Jose Molina. Playing in separate leagues, the brothers rarely land in the same city therefore Yadier made sure to leave something extra special for his older sibling during their game on Wednesday. Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo leaves a mysterious package at home plate...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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

Video: Yadier Molina leaves brother a snack on home plate

Yadier Molina is somehow making an impact on the field despite being shelved on the disabled list. How so, you ask? Let me explain.You see, Yadier's brother, Jose Molina, is in town this week as the Cardinals play host to the Rays. And Yadier would be remiss to let Jose leave town without having some fun.So, with the help of St. Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo, Yadier strategically...
Via Bush League Chronicle
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

Rays Rumors: Jose Molina is available

For teams out there looking for a catcher the Tampa Bay Rays might have the answer. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, catcher Jose Molina is a candidate for trade from the Rays. With very few catchers on the market right now this may be a chance for a team to grab up a solid catcher who can give the everyday catcher a break.#452062952 / gettyimages.comOlney speculated whether or...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays players face 17-year-old female knuckleballer in BP (VIDEO)

The Tampa Bay Rays took batting practice against a female high school knuckleballer Monday night — and came away impressed.Evan Longoria, Jose Molina and David Price all took cuts against 17-year-old Chelsea Baker from Durant High School in nearby Plant City. They did it before Monday night's game against Pittsburgh.Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon met Baker recently at an awards...
Via The Other Paper
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fan Barehands Foul Ball, Doesn’t Drop Beer, Phone (Video)

All fans in attendance for Game 1 of Thursday’s doubleheader at Fenway Park left the yard with a Dustin Pedroia bobblehead, but one lucky Boston Red Sox supporter went home with another souvenir, too. Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina fouled off a Jake Peavy pitch into the seats along the first base line, and one fan — phone and beer still in hand — reached up to snag it...
Via NESN.com
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Makes Impressive Barehanded Catch At Red Sox-Rays Game (Video)

Fans have at baseball games have been known to interfere and steal foul balls from children, among other embarrassing bloopers, but every once in a while, a fan will make a nice catch on a foul ball. During the first game of Thursday’s Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays doubleheader at Fenway Park, a fan caught a foul ball off the bat of Rays catcher Jose Molina barehanded. He managed...
Via NESN.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

O Brother Where Art Thou, Part 3

In O Brother Where Art Thou: Part 1, the Sizemore brothers showed promise but struggled to stay healthy. In Part 2, the Uptons finally teamed up, but didn’t have the type of success that Atlanta Braves expected, while the younger Drew tried to escape the shadow of his older brother.  In Part 3, a trio of brothers informally dubbed “The Catching Molinas” decided that their...
Via The Sports Post
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays could trade Jose Lobaton

With Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan behind the dish, Jose Lobaton is now expendable and the Rays could explore trading him, writes Mark Topkin for the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin adds that, given the vagaries of the game of baseball, they’ll likely bring Lobaton to spring training in case either of their catchers suffers an injury, but could trade him to a team in need of a back-up towards...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Catching Up and Catching Down

Pitch-framing! Am I right? It’s still very much a fascinating subject, which is one of the reasons I write about it so often. But by this point we have a pretty good idea who’s good at it and who’s bad at it. That ground’s been covered. We know that Jose Molina is great. We know […]
Via Fangraphs
January 17, 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
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