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Molina is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.

Molina appears to be splitting catcher duties Curt Casali at this point, as he has started just three of the past seven games behind the plate. He is out again Sunday, with Casali starting in his place and batting seventh for the Rays.

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Molina is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

Molina will receive a regular day of rest, with Curt Casali manning the backstop in his stead.

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Rays re-signed C Jose Molina to a two-year, $4.5 million contract.

The previously reported deal is finally official. Molina has batted just .228/.288/.328 during his two years in Tampa but is valued for his defense and pitch framing. He figures to split time with Jose Lobaton in 2014.

Jose Molina C TB 9 Months

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays don't yet have Jose Molina's physical results and will postpone the announcement of Molina's contract to next week.

The announcement was expected Tuesday or Wednesday, but the Rays will go ahead and push back the ceremony until after Thanksgiving weekend. Molina will officially re-sign with Tampa Bay on a two-year, $4.5 million deal at that time.

Jose Molina C TB 9 Months

Jose Molina will take a physical Tuesday and his new two-year contract with the Rays will be made official either later that day or on Wednesday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported on Sunday that Molina had re-signed with Tampa Bay on a two-year, $4.5 million deal. The 38-year-old should be kept miles from a fantasy roster -- he's slashed .228/.288/.328 over the past two years in Tampa -- but is a valuable real-life player due to his defensive acumen and lauded pitch framing ability.

Jose Molina C TB 9 Months

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jose Molina has re-signed with the Rays on a two-year, $4.5 million deal.

Molina made $1.5 million each of the last two seasons, so he gets a bit of a raise. The 38-year-old is a virtually zero at the plate, batting just .228/.288/.328 during his two years in Tampa. The Rays value him for his game calling and pitch framing, though. He figures to split time with Jose Lobaton in 2014.

Jose Molina C TB 9 Months

ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports that the Rays are closing in on a potential two-year contract with free agent Jose Molina.

The pact would run this his age-40 season. Molina has posted a meager .616 OPS over the past two seasons, but his defense is superb. He's the type of player who is far more valuable in real life than in fantasy baseball.

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Jose Molina is back in the starting lineup Friday against the Twins.

Molina was away from the team on Thursday in order to be with his mother after surgery. He'll bat eighth and catch Chris Archer in his return to action.

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Jose Molina is expected to rejoin the Rays on Friday.

Molina traveled to St. Louis after his mother had surgery on Wednesday. However, it sounds like he should be back when the Rays open a series against the Twins in Minnesota.

Jose Molina C TB 11 Months

Jose Molina is not with the Rays on Thursday night due to a private family situation.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Cardinals assistant hitting coach Bengie Molina -- brothers of Jose -- have also been excused for the next couple of days.