JOSE MOLINA NEWS

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
4 days 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
27 days ago  |  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

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

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.
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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

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

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 ceremony...
Via The Other Paper
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Defensive evolution catching up to Rays hitters

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays' offensive struggles are a well-worn theme this season, but perhaps baseball's evolution partly is to blame. On Saturday, before the third game of the Rays' four-game series against the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field, manager Joe Maddon spoke about the small margin of error for his team offensively this year. He said opponents have adopted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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