Yadier Molina

#4, C, St. Louis
Yadier Molina
  • Height:
    5-11
  • Weight:
    220
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    July 13, 1982
  • Birth Place:
    Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2000 4ᵗʰ round by the St. Louis Cardinals
  • AVG
    .287
  • HR
    7
  • RBI
    30
  • R
    30


Player Notes
Yadier Molina (thumb) will drive from Double-A Springfield back to St. Louis after catching five innings in his second rehab game Thursday.

Advice: Assuming he doesn't have a setback, things are looking good for Molina being activated for Friday's game versus the Cubs. If that happens, the catcher will have missed seven weeks following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. He was given an 8-12 week timetable after having the operation.

More: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Yadier Molina caught six innings and went 2-for-3 with a double in his first rehab start with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.

Advice: Molina has made incredible progress from the torn ligament in his right thumb, and despite Wednesday being his first game action the Cardinals are optimistic about his ability to return to the big club shortly. Molina could be back in St. Louis by Friday at the earliest.

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Thu, Aug 28 Rotoworld
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Wednesday wouldn't rule out the possibility of Yadier Molina (thumb) being activated from the disabled list Friday.

Advice: It goes along with previous report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, who said a return over the weekend was possible. Molina will catch five innings Wednesday in his first rehab appearance with Double-A Springfield. It's not clear whether he might need additional rehab games, but the Cards would seem likely to have him catch a full game before being activated. Molina has been sidelined since July 10 with a torn ligament in his right thumb.

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Wed, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Yadier Molina (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.

Advice: Molina is set to catch 5-6 innings Wednesday in his first rehab game at Double-A Springfield. He'll be wearing support on his surgically-repaired right thumb, but it's not expected to affect his throwing or hitting. The Cardinals could conceivably wait until Monday when rosters expand to activate Yadi, but if he shows he's ready after a couple rehab games, they seem unlikely to wait just to avoid having to make a corresponding roster move.

More: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Wed, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Yadier Molina (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.

Advice: There's been some confusion as to which day the assignment officially will begin, but it appears Yadi will work out with Springfield Tuesday before playing in Wednesday's game. He shouldn't need too many rehab at-bats, so an activation before the end of the week would seem to be a possibility.

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Wed, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Yadier Molina (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Tuesday.

Advice: It was reported earlier Monday that Molina would go through a workout Tuesday and then begin a rehab assignment later in the week, but Springfield manager Mike Shildt has revealed that Yadi will be his DH Tuesday. It's not clear when Molina will catch his first game, but he shouldn't need too many rehab contests before being activated. A return before the end of the week can't be ruled out.

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Mon, Aug 25 Rotoworld
Yadier Molina (thumb) will report to Double-A Springfield on Tuesday for a full workout.

Advice: This confirms an earlier report. Barring any setbacks, he'll likely move into game action from there. While the initial fear was that Molina would be lost for the season, he now appears on track to rejoin the Cardinals on or around September 1.

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Mon, Aug 25 Rotoworld
Yadier Molina (thumb) is scheduled to have a full workout Tuesday.

Advice: Molina began baseball activities about 10 days ago following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb in early July and he's now ready to make the next step. Assuming all goes well, he'll be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week, likely setting up a return in early September. It's great news for the Cards.

More: Jim Hayes on Twitter

Mon, Aug 25 Rotoworld
Yadier Molina (thumb) took light swings on Wednesday.

Advice: It was far from an intensive workout, but those were the first swings that Molina had attempted since tearing a ligament in his right thumb July 9 on a slide into third base. He has already been catching bullpen sessions and taking infield practice, and the hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the Cardinals around the second week of September. A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz will continue to fill in.

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Mon, Aug 25 Rotoworld
Yadier Molina (thumb) expects to begin swinging a bat on Wednesday or Thursday.

Advice: Molina has been catching bullpen sessions and taking infield practice for the past week with no issues and now seems to be progressing toward an early-September return. The star catcher has been on the disabled list since July 10 with a torn ligament in his right thumb. A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz are filling in at catcher.

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Wed, Aug 20 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Chi Cubs

Head-to-head vs. Chi Cubs
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. ChC 133 456 50 140 28 0 13 76 43 54 7 4 .307 .366 .454 .820
Home (this year) 43 149 19 46 11 0 3 17 14 20 1 0 .309 .373 .443 .816
Night (this year) 55 206 18 57 10 0 6 19 16 27 1 0 .277 .333 .413 .746
Last game vs. ChC 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 1.750
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul 9 Pit W 5-2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .341 .409 .751
Jul 8 Pit W 5-4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .285 .339 .404 .743
Jul 7 Pit W 2-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .343 .409 .753
Jul 6 Mia L 4-8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .347 .414 .760
Jul 5 Mia L 5-6 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .294 .347 .416 .763
Jul 4 Mia W 3-2 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .292 .346 .417 .763
Jul 3 @SF W 7-2 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .287 .340 .409 .749
Jul 2 @SF W 2-0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .280 .332 .404 .737
Jul 1 @SF L 0-5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .281 .333 .406 .740
Jun 29 @LAD L 0-6 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .331 .407 .738
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 StL 51 135 12 36 6 0 2 15 13 20 0 1 .267 .329 .356 .684
2005 StL 114 385 36 97 15 1 8 49 23 30 2 3 .252 .295 .358 .654
2006 StL 129 417 29 90 26 0 6 49 26 41 1 2 .216 .274 .321 .595
2007 StL 111 353 30 97 15 0 6 40 34 43 1 1 .275 .340 .368 .708
2008 StL 124 444 37 135 18 0 7 56 32 29 0 2 .304 .349 .392 .740
2009 StL 140 481 45 141 23 1 6 54 50 39 9 3 .293 .366 .383 .749
2010 StL 136 465 34 122 19 0 6 62 42 51 8 4 .262 .329 .342 .671
2011 StL 139 475 55 145 32 1 14 65 33 44 4 5 .305 .349 .465 .814
2012 StL 138 505 65 159 28 0 22 76 45 55 12 3 .315 .373 .501 .874
2013 StL 136 505 68 161 44 0 12 80 30 55 3 2 .319 .359 .477 .836
2014 StL 83 303 30 87 16 0 7 30 22 42 1 0 .287 .341 .409 .751
Totals 1301 4468 441 1270 242 3 96 576 350 449 41 26 .284 .339 .404 .743
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2004 StL 51 C 39 344 256 274 16 2 1 .993
2005 StL 114 C 111 959 684 757 66 7 4 .991
2005 StL 1 1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2006 StL 127 C 118 1037 733 817 80 4 6 .995
2006 StL 4 1B 0 5 5 6 0 1 1 .833
2007 StL 107 C 101 861 582 651 63 6 8 .991
2007 StL 1 1B 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2008 StL 119 C 114 1002 653 733 70 10 7 .986
2008 StL 2 1B 1 11 13 16 3 0 1 1.000
2009 StL 138 C 136 1176 884 971 82 5 6 .995
2009 StL 6 1B 0 10 10 11 1 0 2 1.000
2010 StL 135 C 130 1138 895 979 79 5 10 .995
2010 StL 7 1B 0 7 7 7 0 0 2 1.000
2011 StL 137 C 131 1150 857 929 67 5 5 .995
2011 StL 2 1B 0 2 3 4 0 1 0 .750
2012 StL 136 C 133 1161 962 1053 88 3 12 .997
2012 StL 3 1B 0 9 11 13 2 0 0 1.000
2013 StL 131 C 128 1115 976 1043 63 4 11 .996
2013 StL 5 1B 2 18 17 18 1 0 1 1.000
2014 StL 81 C 80 703 611 658 45 2 8 .997
Totals 1307 C 1224 10712 8160 8941 726 55 85 .994