Yadier Molina
C STL
2 weeks ago

Molina is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Molina will receive a standard day off after starting the past two games. During those outings, he's gone 1-for-7 with one RBI, but more importantly, he's looked good physically following a prolonged stint on the DL (groin). In his place, Francisco Pena will catch Miles Mikolas.

Yadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Activated from the disabled list earlier in the day, Molina made a splash in his first at-bat by singling in Marcell Ozuna to give the Cardinals an early 1-0 lead. The veteran backstop had reached safely in five straight games at the time of his groin injury on May 5, and he was able to extend that streak in Tuesday's return. Apparently back at full health, Molina looks set to resume his customary everyday role.

Yadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina (groin) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Molina is back with the Cardinals after spending a month on the disabled list with a groin injury. The backstop went 0-for-5 in a pair of rehab games with Double-A Springfield over the weekend, clearing the way for him to return in time to serve as the battery mate for Carlos Martinez (lat), who is also returning from the disabled list. Molina was hitting .272/.292/.456 with six homers prior to landing on the disabled list. Carson Kelly was sent to the minors in a corresponding roster move.

Yadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina (groin) went 0-for-5 with a sacrifice fly over his two rehab games with Double-A Springfield over the weekend, while also getting hit by a pitch. He remains on track to be activated for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina caught five innings as planned Saturday and then turned around to catch eight innings Sunday. With no reported setbacks, he's on track to be activated in time for Tuesday's game versus Miami, just in time to serve as a battery mate for the returning Carlos Martinez (lat).

Yadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina (groin) is on track to be activated ahead of Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He expects to catch a half game Saturday with Double-A Springfield and then again Sunday. If all goes well, Molina and Carlos Martinez (lat) will be activated and in action against Miami. Molina was hitting .272/.292/.456 with six home runs in 30 games before hitting the DL in early May.

Yadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina (groin) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Saturday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina resumed baseball activities earlier in the week, and his injured groin apparently responded well to the increased activity, clearing the way for him to embark on a rehab stint. He'll likely play two or three games in the minors before being reevaluated. Barring any setbacks in his return to game action, Molina looks on track to be activated sometime in early-to-mid June. Carson Kelly and Francisco Pena will continue to fill in behind the dish for the Cardinals until the veteran backstop is healthy.

Yadier Molina
C STL
4 weeks ago

Molina (groin) was cleared to continue baseball activities Wednesday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina was seen participating in drills Tuesday, so it comes as no surprise that he was cleared for baseball activities. He'll likely begin a minor-league rehab stint in the near future, and he hopes to return from the disabled list around early-to-mid June.

Yadier Molina
C STL
4 weeks ago

Molina (groin) has begun doing light drills in catcher's gear and easing into some pregame work, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina recently posted video of his workouts in full catcher's regalia on his personal Instagram account. The veteran backstop had also joined his teammates on the field for light workout during the team's most recent home stand. Molina was originally estimated to need at least four weeks of recovery following emergency surgery to address the traumatic hematoma he sustained on a foul tip off the bat of Kris Bryant on May 6. He appears to be more or less on schedule, although he'll presumably require a minor-league rehab assignment before being cleared for a return to action.

Yadier Molina
C STL
1 month ago

Molina (groin) was able to complete some light activity on the field prior to the Cardinals' game Tuesday against the Royals, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina is scheduled to visit a doctor Thursday, with that meeting expected to provide more clarity regarding when the backstop will be able to ramp up his on-field workouts. The 35-year-old is on the mend after requiring emergency surgery two weeks ago to relieve a hematoma in his groin.

Yadier Molina
C STL
2 months ago

Molina (groin) was released from the hospital Sunday after undergoing emergency surgery, Jose de Jesus Ortiz and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.

EDGE Analysis

Molina was able to walk gingerly in the hours following his surgery after returning home. Although this is positive sign, he'll likely require at least a month to recover before he returns to the field.