|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||495.00||14.00||.301||71.00||61.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati||47||14||3|| .306|| .532|| .298|
|vs Leake (Career)||22||6||1|| .455||.261||.273|
|vs RHP||288||82||3|| .332|| .368|| .285|
|Last 10 Games|
|Yadier Molina a no-go Thursday against Reds |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/14) Slumping Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been given the afternoon off for their Thursday game in Cincinnati. A.J. Pierzynski is set to start instead.
Molina is 6 for 34 in September and hasn't homered since June 27. He still owns a respectable stat line of .280/.338/.386.
|Yadier Molina returns from DL as expected Friday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/29/14) As expected, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is back in the lineup Friday for the first time since July, after he was activated from the disabled list.
Molina recovered more quickly than expected from thumb surgery, but could be eased back into action of the next week or so while he gets his footing again. Molina was hitting .287/.341/.409 in 303 at-bats prior to the injury.
|Yadier Molina driving back to St. Louis for Friday's game |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/28/14) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will drive back to St. Louis following Thursday's Double-A rehab game, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Molina will catch five innings Thursday, and drive back to St. Louis. As long as he doesn't have any setbacks, Molina will push to be activated for Friday's game. Molina has been out since July 9 due to thumb surgery.
|Yadier Molina begins rehab assignment Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina began a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield Wednesday, going 2 for 3 at the plate and catching six innings.
Molina has been sidelined since undergoing thumb surgery in early July, but he could return to the team this weekend if all goes well with his rehab assignment. Molina has hit .287/.341/.409 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 303 at-bats.
|Report: Yadier Molina could return to Cardinals this weekend |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Catcher Yadier Molina could return behind the plate for the Cardinals as early as this weekend against the visiting Cubs, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Molina is set to start a rehab stint from Double-A Springfield on Wednesday and catch as many as five or six innings. He has been out since undergoing thumb surgery on his throwing hand in early July.
|With three straight years of plus offensive production, Yadier Molina is now firmly among the elite at the catcher position. Of course, that's speaking strictly in terms of Fantasy value. In real life, he had been there for years because of his defensive ability. It's that defensive ability that keeps him in the lineup when other catchers might take a day off, allowing him to rack up doubles and RBI in lieu of a bunch of homers. He doesn't have the pure power of a Buster Posey or Carlos Santana, but he has no real weaknesses in his game either. And apart from Joe Mauer, who's moving to first base full-time this season, he might be the only lock for a .300 batting average among catcher-eligible players. Because he's so invested on defense, Molina will always be an injury risk, especially as he enters his mid-30s, but because he tends to go off the board a couple rounds after the other elite types at the position, he's still a safe choice as your top catcher.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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