Yadier Molina#4, C, St. Louis
- July 13, 1982
- Birth Place:
- Bayamon, Puerto Rico
- 2000 4ᵗʰ round by the St. Louis Cardinals
— Player Notes
Advice: Molina isn't able to swing a bat, so that pretty much ruled out the possibility. There's a chance he could play as a defensive replacement, but even that might be stretching it. Tony Cruz will start behind the plate in Game 5.Rotoworld
Advice: The Cardinals are keeping Yadi active, but he seems doubtful to appear in another NLCS game unless it's to catch Trevor Rosenthal or Carlos Martinez in a save situation. Molina suffered a strained left oblique in the Cardinals' NLCS Game 2 win on Sunday night, and that type of injury often takes 3-4 weeks to recover from. A.J. Pierzynski is starting at catcher for St. Louis in Game 4 on Wednesday.
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Advice: Molina suffered an oblique strain during Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday, but he insists that his season is not over. It's too soon to say when he'll play again, as he hasn't resumed swinging a bat, but it looks like it will simply be a matter of how much pain he can tolerate. A.J. Pierzynski is starting behind the plate for Game 3 on Tuesday.
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Advice: Molina suffered an oblique strain on Sunday and isn't able to swing a bat, but he looked better than expected while playing catch and throwing the ball on Monday. Even if he doesn't play Monday, the Cardinals plan to keep him active in order for him to remain eligible if the club advances to the World Series.Rotoworld
Advice: Matheny also said Molina played catch and was throwing the ball well Monday. On offense, he's still unable to swing a bat. The Cardinals would be best-served to keep him on the active roster for as long as possible, as removing him during the series would also strip him of eligibility for the World Series should they get there. That, like Molina returning to the lineup, is still a ways away at this point. A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz will handle catching duties while Molina is sidelined.
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Advice: But that doesn't really mean much. Molina suffered a strained left oblique muscle Sunday in Game 2 of the NLCS and is likely done for the remainder of the postseason. A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz will fill in at catcher for the Cardinals, who are tied 1-1 with the Giants in the best-of-seven NLCS.
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Advice: Oblique injuries often take up to four weeks to recover from, and this one looked particularly severe. Molina is one of the more irreplaceable players in the majors, so this is a tough blow to the Cardinals' chances of advancing to the World Series. A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz will fill in at catcher for St. Louis, just as they did when Yadi tore a thumb ligament earlier this summer. The Cardinals went 21-19 during that stretch.Rotoworld
Advice: Molina appeared to tweak something during a swing in his at-bat in the bottom of the sixth and he was noticeably limping while leaving the field before being replaced by Tony Cruz behind the dish to begin the next frame. The Cardinals should provide an update on his status shortly, but any amount of time that Molina stands to miss is a devastating blow to the Cardinals.
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|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Oct 12||SF||W 5-4||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333||.333||.333||.667|
|Oct 11||SF||L 0-3||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250||.250||.250||.500|
|Oct 7||LAD||W 3-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.200||.200||.267||.467|
|Oct 6||LAD||W 3-1||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250||.250||.333||.583|
|Oct 4||@LAD||L 2-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.125||.125||.125||.250|
|Oct 3||@LAD||W 10-9||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250||.250||.250||.500|
|Sep 28||@Ari||W 1-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.282||.333||.386||.719|
|Sep 27||@Ari||L 2-5||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.282||.333||.386||.719|
|Sep 26||@Ari||W 7-6||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||.282||.332||.387||.718|
|Sep 24||@ChC||L 1-3||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.285||.336||.390||.726|