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Molina is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch.

Molina has been rolling this month, going 24-for-71 (.338) at the plate, but he will get the day off Thursday with the Cardinals playing a day game following a night game. Tony Cruz will get the start behind the plate in Molina's place.

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Molina (back) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

Molina left Tuesday's game early due to a stiff upper back, but will rejoin the lineup Wednesday, so the issue must have been minor. He'll bat sixth for the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Molina left Tuesday's game against Cleveland in the ninth inning due to stiffness in his upper back, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Manager Mike Matheny didn't seem overly concerned but it is something to keep an eye on as Molina could miss a game or two at the very least.

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Opposing baserunners entered Sunday's play 7-for-12 running against Molina, and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle suggested that they were looking for opportunities to run against him, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Hurdle suggested that Molina isn't quite 100 percent physically yet. "We actually took more shots running against Molina last weekend in St. Louis than we'd taken in the past," he explained. "I think he's playing through some things. I think he lost some weight, trying to get in better shape. The fact that (teams) have run 10 times and stolen seven is a number that you've never read behind his name before, ever. So, yeah, we're going to go ahead and look for some shots."

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Molina is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

Molina will get the day off following seven straight starts behind the plate. He's scuffled in the batter's box recently, collecting just two hits in the last five games to drop his average to .231 on the season. Tony Cruz will get the call Monday, batting eighth for the Cardinals.

Yadier Molina C STL 1 month ago

Molina went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup Monday night.

He didn't play Saturday or Sunday due to a knee injury that he suffered in Friday's game against Milwaukee. It's a good sign that Molina caught all nine innings Monday night in his return to the lineup.

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Molina (knee) is back in the lineup Monday against the Phillies.

Molina suffered what has been diagnosed as a knee injury in Friday's game against the Brewers, but two days off appears to be enough for him. He'll rejoin the lineup Monday, batting sixth for the Cardinals.

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Molina is not in the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

Molina will miss his second straight game due to a sore knee, but still isn't expected to require a stint on the disabled list. Tony Cruz will man the backstop again Sunday, and will likely continue to do so until Molina is ready for action. Cody Stanley was also recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, and will provide further depth at the position.

Yadier Molina C STL 1 month ago

Molina says his right knee is still sore/tight, but this is not an injury that will require a DL stint, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

It was originally thought that Molina suffered a chest injury, but now we know it is his knee that is ailing. The Cardinals were not concerned enough to summon an extra catcher, so it would seem Molina will be back in the lineup in the next couple days. Tony Cruz will serve as the Cardinals' catcher in the meantime, with Pete Kozma acting as the emergency backup.

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Molina (chest) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

A foul tip to the chest forced Molina from Friday's game, but his removal was labeled precautionary and the team lists Molina as day-to-day. That said, Molina's availability off the bench Saturday and for Sunday's series finale is uncertain. Tony Cruz will start behind the plate and bat eighth in his absence.