Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.287
 
Career Avg.
.284
Name  Yadier Molina
Born  7/13/1982
Height  5-11
Weight  230
Number  4
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/20/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) took some light swings Wednesday, according to Brian Stull of stlbaseballweekly.com.
Insight: It was the first time Molina has swung a bat since a tore a ligament in his thumb on July 9. The team is hoping to have him back in 2-3 weeks.
 
8/19/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) says he hopes to begin swinging a bat Wednesday or Thursday, according to Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest.
Insight: It's the next progression in the process. He's already been catching bullpen sessions. Molina was batting .287 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .751 OPS, significantly down from a season ago.
 
8/11/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) had the cast removed over the weekend, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
Insight: Molina was batting .287 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .751 OPS, significantly down from a season ago. Molina is still about a month away from a return.
 
8/3/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in right thumb) is making progress, according to manager Mike Matheny.
Insight: Molina is still about a month away from a return to the diamond. Fantasy owners will have to deal with A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz until then. Molina wa batting .287 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .751 OPS, significantly down from a season ago.
 
7/10/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Wednesday's game with a right thumb sprain and is doubtful for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Molina suffered the injury while sliding into third base in the second inning. It wasn't a head-first slide, but he caught his thumb on the ground. Molina is batting .287 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .751 OPS, significantly down from a season ago.
 
7/9/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Wednesday's game with a right thumb sprain.
Insight: Molina suffered the injury while sliding into third base in the second inning. It wasn't a head-first slide, but he caught his thumb on the ground. Molina caught the next inning, but Tony Cruz hit for him in the bottom of the third.
 
6/24/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in the lineup Tuesday at Colorado.
Insight: Tony Cruz will catch Shelby Miller. Molina has hit .286 with a .743 OPS this season, down from his level of production the past three years.
 
6/22/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is hitting only .176 in his career against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Molina has had a quiet June (.211 AVG in 57 at bats) and should probably be avoided on Sunday.
 
6/17/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina hit his sixth home run of the season Tuesday against the Mets.
Insight: It was his first since May 24th. In 17 games between home runs, he went 9-for-60 (.150).
 
Cold6/15/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is out of the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Molina has batted .140 (8-for-57) in his last 16 games and will get a break Sunday.
 
Cold6/11/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has gone 6-for-11 with three doubles and two homers against Tampa Bay starter Erik Bedard.
Insight: Molina has gone 6-for-45 (.133) in his last 13 games, but facing Bedard Wednesday could put a jolt into his bat.
 
6/8/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina will get a second straight day off Sunday, according to Fox Sports Midwest.
Insight: Molina served as the DH Friday, so he hasn't been behind the plate since Thursday. Manager Mike Matheny indicated Saturday that Molina is worn down, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "When you put the weight of this team on your own shoulders, which is self-induced," Matheny said. "As much as we explain to him that we all have to do our piece, you're taking a guy with natural leadership characteristics and he wants to be the guy who makes it all happen. I see that he cares so much that it’s beat him down. Anybody is susceptible to just being fried." The Cardinals have a day off Monday, so Molina should feel extra fresh Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
 
6/7/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we know of, simply the normal day game off after a night game. Molina is an elite fantasy catcher and always a must start when in the lineup. Tony Cruz will get the start, but has little fantasy value.
 
5/23/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .333 hitter (10-for-30) with three homers against Homer Bailey.
Insight: Molina is just one of five regulars that is batting over .300 against the Reds right-hander. He's an elite fantasy catcher and almost always a must start.
 
5/20/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .192 hitter (10-for-52) with a .434 OPS
Insight: Molina (.327, 4 HR, 22 RBI) has a rare poor matchup, but is an elite catcher.
 
Hot5/12/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .400 hitter (12-for-30) with three homers and 11 RBI against Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Molina (.304, 4 HR, 18 RBI) is an elite fantasy catcher and a must start in this favorable matchup with a strong wind expected to be blowing out to left field.
 
5/11/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina sat out Saturday, but should be ready for Sunday's favorable matchup.
Insight: Molina (.300, 4 HR, 17 RBI) is a career .421 hitter (8-for-19) against Pirates starter Charlie Morton. Get him back in your lineup.
 
5/10/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Molina (.300, 4 HR, 17 RBI) has not had much success against Pittsburgh starter Edinson Volquez (4-for-26). Tony Cruz (.333 in 15 at-bats) will get the start.
 
Hot5/2/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .407 hitter with three homers and 11 RBI in 27 at-bats against Cubs left-hander Travis Wood.
Insight: Molina (.350, 4 HR, 15 RBI) should be well rested after Wednesday night off and no game on Thursday.
 
4/30/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina won't be in action Wednesday against Milwaukee. SOURCE: Jim Hayes, Fox Sports Midwest
Insight: Molina (.350, 4 HR, 15 RBI) has to be exhausted after catching a combined 23 innings the last two nights. Tony Cruz (.417, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will be filling in behind the plate.