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4 Yadier Molina C
Height/Weight: 5-11/230 | Birthdate: 7/13/1982 | Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $14,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 65/9 | Average Draft Position: 100.20
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Pair of Cardinals undergo successful surgery Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Jaime Garcia underwent successful surgeries Friday, according to MLB.com.

Garcia had surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He's expected to miss the rest of the season while recovering from the surgery. 

Molina had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. He's expected to miss between 8-12 weeks while he recovers. He hopes to be back before the end of the regular season. 


Scouting out potential Yadier Molina replacements


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/10/2014) It's true. Yadier Molina has a torn ligament in his right thumb and could potentially miss the rest of the season. And even though he hasn't quite lived up to expectations in 2014, his loss is still a crushing blow for his Fantasy owners, who now have to scour the waiver wire for replacements.

In leagues that require the use of two catchers, good luck. While the position isn't exactly thin, not even the deepest would have much to offer after the top 24 or so. The good news is that in one-catcher leagues, nobody bothers to roster more than one since catchers don't make for the best utility options. So if you play in a 12-team league, you'll most likely have access to the 13th-best catcher.

The question is, who's 13th-best? You could go to the sortable stats page and see who's the best performer to date, but obviously, it's not that simple. Derek Norris, Yan Gomes and Kurt Suzuki are separated by a thin margin in points leagues, and all have their shortcomings -- Norris his playing time, Gomes his plate discipline and Suzuki his, um, believability.

And then there's the catchers buried by a lack at-bats. Ramos has missed most of this season due to injury but has been hot since his return and was a top-12 catcher on a per-game basis last year. Stephen Vogt only came up to the majors in June but has raked since then, and though he doesn't have much of a pedigree, the Athletics seem to trust him, playing him at first base, right field -- wherever they can get him in the lineup, really. He might even be available in some two-catcher formats, owned in just 22 percent of leagues.

In a situation where you have several options to choose from and don't really have to worry about losing any of them to someone else, I don't see anything wrong with playing the hot hand. Right now, it's probably Gomes, but don't be afraid to swap him out for one of the others as circumstances change.


Yadier Molina will need thumb surgery; out two months


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina could miss up to three months with a torn ligament in his right thumb, the team announce Thursday.

General manager John Mozeliak told reporters Molina will require surgery on the thumb, which he injured during Wednesday's game. He will need eight to 12 weeks to recovery, putting him out until mid-September at the earliest, but possibly for the remainder of the regular season on the high end. 

Molina had appeared in 83 of the team's first 91 games, and was set to appear in next week's All-Star team. He was hitting .287/.341/.409 in 303 at-bats prior to the injury. 


Yadier Molina out of lineup; awaiting details on thumb


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates, as a result of a thumb injury suffered in the previous game.

The Cardinals have scheduled a pre-game press conference for general manager John Mozeliak, expected to be about Molina's injury. At this point, more details are not yet known.


Yadier Molina suffers thumb sprain Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Wednesday's game in the third inning due to a right thumb sprain, the team announced.

Molina ended a 0-for-9 streak over his last three games by getting a hit in his only at-bat Wednesday, giving him a .287/.341/.409 line with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 303 at-bats. The results of his MRI on the injured thumb will be evaulated Thursday, USA Today Sports reports..


National League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross, Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals


Yadier Molina reaches four times, breaks out of slump


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina snapped out of a cold spell Thursday, with his first multi-hit performance in 10 games in a 7-2 win over the Giants.

Molina, who was hitting just .161 in his previous nine games, went 3 for 4 in the game. Each of his hits was a single, and he added one run scored and one walk in the win.

Molina's last three-hit game came April 23, when he raised his average to a season-high .367. He is hitting .287 overall after Thursday's game, with seven home runs and 28 RBI in 286 at-bats. 


Yadier Molina knocks sixth home run in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-2 win over the Mets Tuesday.

Molina has struggled at the plate in June, hitting .167/.239/.167 in 39 at-bats this month going into Tuesday's game, but he managed to collect his first home run since May 24 in the win. He has hit .283/.332/.408 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 240 at-bats.


Matt Holliday scratched, Yadier Molina starts


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was scratched from Sunday's start against the Blue Jays with tightness in his lower back, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Catcher Yadier Molina, who was scheduled to get another day off, replaced Holliday in the lineup and will serve as the designated hitter.

Yadier Molina sits again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was not in the lineup for the second straight game Sunday. Molina is not believed to be hurt, but manager Mike Matheny wants to give him a chance to get refreshed. 

Molina served as the designated hitter Friday and has not caught a game since Thursday.


Saturday a mental day off for Yadier Molina


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was given a mental day off Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Molina is stuck in a bit of a slump, and manager Mike Matheny wants to get his catcher some rest. "I think he's just beat down like a lot of guys are with the fact that we're not playing how we should play, how we want to play and how he wants to play," Matheny said. 

Molina served as the team's designated hitter Friday, and Matheny considered using him at first Saturday before sitting him. Molina should return to action Sunday.


Yadier Molina gets a rare day of rest


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina received a rare day of rest Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Molina is not listed in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. He's an iron man behind the plate, playing in at least 130 games over the past five seasons. Molina served as the team's designated hitter Friday, so he'll get two days to rest his legs. He should return to action Sunday.


Yadier Molina used as designated hitter Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina served as the team's designated hitter Friday against the Blue Jays.

It was the first time in six years Molina was used as a designated hitter. The team wanted to keep Molina's bat in the lineup, but give his knees a rest. Molina has been in a bit of a slump recently, so it may have been a way for the team to change things up on him. He's hitting .293/.338/.419 over 215 at-bats.


Cards not worried about Yadier Molina's slump


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was given a scheduled day off Sunday, a break that coincided with his 5-for-31 slump.

"We talked about this a while back," manager Mike Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "We give him a day when we can."

Matheny added Molina is "fighting to get some luck. He lines out to the ‘pull’ side. He flies out deep to right. How many times have we seen fantastic plays by the third baseman and shortstop? And you’re talking about a guy still hitting (.309)."


Yadier Molina remains in lineup despite day game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was in the starting lineup Saturday against the Braves. 

Molina started a night game Friday, but will not rest during a Saturday afternoon tilt against Atlanta. Molina is famous for his durability, playing in at least 130 games over the past five seasons. He'll likely get a day off soon. Molina is hitting .322 in 149 at-bats.


Scuffling Yadier Molina not in Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Cardinals stud catcher Yadier Molina has been given Saturday night off for the game in Pittsburgh.

Molina is in a mini-slump in which he has been hitless in each of his last three games. His batting average has fallen to .300 for the first time since April 8.


Yadier Molina delivers go-ahead run Sunday night


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina came up big Sunday night against the Cubs in Chicago.

Molina, who was moved to the two-hole on Sunday, broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run single off reliever Hector Rondon with two outs in the ninth inning. It was his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 5 with two RBI in a 5-4 victory.

Moline has a hit in each of his last six games. However, his batting average has dropped from .345 to .336 over that span. He four home runs and 17 RBI in 113 at-bats.


Yadier Molina crushes three-run home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina went 2 for 4 with a walk and a three-run home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Brewers Tuesday.

Molina staked his team to a 3-0 lead in the first inning after coming to the plate with two on and two outs. He has hit .350/.377/.540 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 100 at-bats.


Yadier Molina sitting Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was not in the team's lineup Thursday against the Mets.

Molina won't start a day game after a night game. Tony Cruz will start behind the plate. Molina has gotten off to a strong start, hitting .367 in 79 at-bats.


Yadier Molina extends hitting streak with three-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina extended his hitting streak to 14 games Wednesday, and he didn't leave much doubt. Molina reached base safely in each of his trips to the plate, finishing 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and a walk. He also drove in one run in the 3-2 loss.  

Molina is now hitting .36/.398/.557 through 20 hgames, with three home runs, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored. 


Yadier Molina resting Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Cardinals sizzling catcher Yadier Molina won't get a chance to extend his 10-game hitting streak Saturday unless he pinch-hits. He has been given the day off as Tony Cruz takes over the position for the game against Washington.

Molina has 16 hits in his last 37 at-bats and owns .344/.373/.547 stat line on the season.


Yadier Molina stays hot with another multi-hit game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina singled twice Wednesday against the Brewers, extending his hitting streak to eight games. Molina has five multi-hit games during the streak.

He is batting .451 (14 for 31) with one home run, three doubles, six RBI and eight runs over his last eight games. For the season, Molina is batting .352 with a .386 on-base percentage and .574 slugging percentage.


Yadier Molina homers in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina went 3 for 5 with a home run and two runs in his team's 7-5 win over the Reds Tuesday.

It was the third home run of the season for Molina, who launched a solo shot off Reds starter Homer Bailey in the second inning. He has hit .281/.303/.625 in 32 at-bats.


Yadier Molina plates three in home opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina came up big again on Monday against Tony Cingrani and the Reds.

Molina ripped a bases-clearing double off Cingrani in the opening frame, giving his club an early 3-0 advantage. He finished 1 for 4 with three RBI in a 5-3 victory. He is hitting .222 (6 for 27) with two home runs and six RBI in seven games.

Yadier Molina hits second homer in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina went 2 for 4 with his second home run of the season in his team's 6-1 win over the Pirates Saturday.

Molina opened the season by going 2 for 4 with a home run, but he was just 1 for 12 over his previous three games before getting back on track in Saturday's win. He's a good bet to settle into his typically excellent numbers before long.