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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 17 Days
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.
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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 19 Days
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 22 Days
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.
Jose Molina C TB 5 Months
Jose Molina blasted a two-run home run, helping to power the Rays to an 8-3 victory over the White Sox on Friday.
Molina finished the night 1-for-4 plus a walk and a pair of runs scored. His two-run blast off Dylan Axelrod got the Rays on the board in their five-run second inning, and would prove to be all of the support that Jeremy Hellickson and company would need. The defensive minded backstop is now hitting .260 with two homers and 10 RBI on the season.
Jose Molina C TB 6 Months
Jose Molina went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's victory against the Yankees.
A rare offensive outburst for the game's premier pitch framer. Molina, a far, far better real-life player than fantasy contributor, is batting .271 to go with one homer and eight RBI over 133 at-bats, which makes him a second catcher in AL-only formats.