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: That's certainly encouraging news for the Cardinals, as they will seemingly have their leader in the lineup for the duration of the postseason. Though he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout at the dish, the value that he provides behind the plate and in calling games is immeasurable.
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Advice: Molina hasn't played since September 20 because of a sprained left thumb, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go with the help of a splint. Stephen Piscotty is handling first base for the Cards, as they're going with an outfield of Matt Holliday, Jason Heyward and Randal Grichuk.
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Advice: Most assumed the opposite would be true. "Catching," Molina said when asked what is most difficult. "I was thinking it was going to be the hitting part. But hitting was feeling good. Some of the pitches, I had trouble with. It’s not pain. It’s about weakness. My hand is not strong enough to hold the ball like I used to, when I’m healthy." Molina declined to offer a percentage of the health of his thumb, although it's obvious that he's well less than 100 percent. However, all signs point to him being in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.
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Advice: "Yadier Molina looks great and will be ready to go," said the Cardinals skipper. Molina suffered a ligament in his left (glove-side) thumb on September 20 and didn't appear in a game for the Cards over the final two weeks, but he's been fitted with a custom splint and will apparently start behind the plate in Game 1 on Friday night against the Cubs.
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Advice: Molina, who was recently fitted with a custom splint for his sprained left thumb, took part in hitting, catching, and blocking balls on Tuesday. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that he's now even more optimistic that he'll be on the NLDS roster. The Cardinals will meet the winner of the National League Wild Card game beginning Friday.Rotoworld
Advice: Molina has missed the last two weeks after being diagnosed with a sprained left thumb. He's still not 100 percent, but the Cards will make a custom splint for him to wear so that he can hit and catch. The club has indicated that hitting will likely be the bigger issue for Molina, but they'll be happy to have his elite defense even if he can't offer much at the plate. St. Louis hosts the winner of the National League Wild Card game in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.Rotoworld
Advice: Molina was prescribed another week of rest when he visited the doctor last Monday. He said Sunday that the thumb is "getting stronger every day," but we won't know about his status for the NLDS until after Monday's exam. Tony Cruz has been handling the catching duties for St. Louis with Yadi sidelined.
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