Yadier Molina
C STL
5 days ago

Molina went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Braves on Monday. He was also hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

EDGE Analysis

That's five RBI for Molina over the last two games, who has all nine for September in just three games. The veteran backstop is hitting a solid .279 and owns an impressive .452 slugging percentage over 115 plate appearances with men in scoring position this season, leaving him on pace to exceed 70 RBI for fourth time in his career.

Yadier Molina
C STL
6 days ago

Molina went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles in a win over the Dodgers on Sunday, his first two hits over 11 at-bats since returning to action from a hamstring injury.

EDGE Analysis

Molina had gone 0-for-7 over his previous three contests following a six-game absence due to the hamstring issue. However, he was involved in the Cardinals' final three runs of the night Sunday, sandwiching his two run-scoring hits around a fielder's choice groundout in the sixth that saw Marcell Ozuna cross the plate on an error by the Dodgers' Justin Turner. The 36-year-old Molina has shown no signs of slowing down in 2018, and he's now just one home run short of the 18 he hit last season in 83 additional at-bats.

Yadier Molina
C STL
1 week ago

Molina (hamstring) will be back in the lineup against the Dodgers on Thursday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina has been sidelined for the past six games due to a hamstring injury he suffered Sept. 5 in Washington. Expect him to be a fixture in the lineup this weekend and for the rest of the month as the Cardinals look to secure a berth in the postseason.

Yadier Molina
C STL
2 weeks ago

Molina (hamstring) resumed baseball activities Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina missed the Cardinals' weekend series in Detroit as expected but will require at least a few more days out of the lineup. The Cardinals remain hopeful that he will return sometime during the current homestand, which runs through Sunday. Carson Kelly and Francisco Pena will continue to split time behind the plate until he gets back.

Yadier Molina
C STL
2 weeks ago

Molina (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Molina injured his hamstring while attempting to steal a base Wednesday against the Nationals. Initial reports suggested that he'd be out the entirety of the Cardinals' weekend series in Detroit, as indeed he was, but that was evidently not enough time for him to be ready to return to action. Carson Kelly will start Monday in his absence.

Yadier Molina
C STL
2 weeks ago

Molina (hamstring) is expected to miss the Cardinals' weekend series in Detroit, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina was forced to leave Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness after attempting to steal a base. The issue is apparently serious enough for him to miss at least a few games, though it remains unclear whether an extended absence will be necessary. Francisco Pena and Carson Kelly will be the catching options while he remains out.

Yadier Molina
C STL
2 weeks ago

Molina (hamstring) is not starting Friday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Molina was pulled from Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness. Thursday's off day was evidently not enough time for him to recover, so he'll sit in favor of Francisco Pena for at least one start.

Yadier Molina
C STL
2 weeks ago

Molina exited Wednesday's game against the Nationals with left hamstring tightness, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina suffered the injury while attempting to steal a base during the top of the eighth inning Wednesday. After the backstop was thrown out, he was seen walking gingerly to the bench before being replaced prior to the bottom half of the inning. He'll be further evaluated during the team's off day Thursday.

Yadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina is not in the lineup Monday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Molina carries a very high workload for a catcher, having started 38 of the last 39 games prior to Monday's rest. That workload could be affecting him, as he's hit just .169 over his last 15 games. Francisco Pena will start behind the plate.

Yadier Molina
C STL
4 weeks ago

Molina went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run in a win over the Rockies on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop reached safely in all three games against the Rockies, although all four of his hits during the series were singles. Molina has partly offset a lackluster .245 average in 107 August plate appearances by driving in another 12 runs, giving him double-digit RBI in every full, non-injury-shortened month thus far in 2018.