|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||495.00||14.00||.301||71.00||61.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||11||2||1|| .250|| .545|| .182|
|vs Collmenter (Career)||5||0||0||0||.167||0|
|vs RHP||307||87||3|| .327|| .368|| .283|
|Last 7 Games|
Cardinals C Yadier Molina earns Platinum Glove award
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(11/7/14) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was named the top defender in the National League Friday, winning the Platinum Glove for the third time in five years.
Molina received his seventh straight Gold Glove award for his work behind the plate this season, and he'll add another trophy to the mantle after Friday's announcement. Molina was charged with just two errors in his 107 games this season.
Cardinals' Yadier Molina tried to talk his way into lineup
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/16/14) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina tried to talk his way into the team's starting lineup Thursday, according to the USA Today.
Molina is dealing with an oblique injury, and is still having trouble swinging a bat. Tony Cruz will get the start with Molina on the bench.
Cardinals C Yadier Molina again sidelined Wednesday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/15/14) An oblique injury has Cardinals standout catcher Yadier Molina out of the lineup again Thursday for Game 4 of the National League Championships Series. A.J. Pierzynski is set to start in his place.
Molina, who sustained the injury Sunday, is 5 for 21 in the 2014 postseason.
Cardinals' Yadier Molina to receive cortisone shot
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/14/14) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will receive a cortisone shot soon, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Molina is attempting to fight through an oblique injury. Though the issue kept him out of the starting lineup Tuesday, Molina has been adamant that his season isn't done. Molina will likely receive an injection Tuesday or Wednesday.
Cardinals might consider using Molina as defensive replacement
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/14/14) Although Yadier Molina (oblique) is not starting in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Giants, the Cardinals have not ruled out using him as a defensive replacement Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Though, Molina is not scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday, according to manager Mike Matheny.
The Cardinals' medical staff said Molina can't hurt himself further, according to USA Today. It's just a pain-tolerance issue.
|2014 summary: After three straight years of offense nearly on par with his defense, Yadier Molina took a significant step back in 2014, particularly in terms of power. You can blame the torn thumb ligament if you want, but he slugged only .409 before it happened in early July. And most of that was confined to April, when he hit four of his seven homers and seven of his 22 doubles.|
Playing time status: Molina's surgery was supposed to sideline him for 8-12 weeks, but he came back after seven, which may explain his poor production to close out the season. Or maybe, again, it was just a continuation of what began before it. Eliminating April, his numbers were about the same before and after the procedure.
2015 outlook: A full-timer since age 22, Molina has a lot of mileage on his legs 10 years later and may have begun to decline. But with a shortage of trustworthy bats at catcher, the possibility of a Jimmy Rollins-like resurgence makes him still worth considering among the top-five catchers, particularly in points leagues. Even with the decline in power, his contact rate remained second to none at the position, so you can at least count on him for batting average.
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