OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina (concussion) will be shut down for the rest of the season following the Cardinals' elimination from playoff contention, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina has missed the past three games leading into Friday's series opener with Milwaukee, and instead of rushing him back onto the field, manager Mike Matheny has elected to stress precaution and shut the catcher down. Over the course of the 2017 season, Molina slashed .273/.312/.439 with 18 home runs and 82 RBI in 136 games.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina (concussion) is not in the lineup against the Brewers on Friday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina will miss a fourth straight game as he continues to recover from a concussion, while Carson Kelly takes over the catching duties for the series opener. Looking ahead, it appears as though Molina is still trying to get back on the field for one of the weekend contests, but with the Cardinals now out of playoff contention, manager Mike Matheny may choose to shut Molina down instead of putting him back in action.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina (concussion) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina is still hopeful of returning to action this season, but he'll remain sidelined for a third straight game as he continues to go through concussion protocol. There will hopefully be a clearer idea regarding his status for the weekend after he goes through another round of concussion testing Thursday. In the meantime, Carson Kelly will continue to start behind the dish for the Cardinals.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 weeks ago

Molina (head) will undergo another round of concussion testing Thursday, Jenifer Langsoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina is still hopeful of taking the field again this season. The veteran backstop has been out since having to exit Monday's game against the Cubs after back-to-back foul balls ricocheted off his mask.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
4 weeks ago

Molina (head) hopes to play again before the season ends, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Molina will take at least a couple days off after being struck on the head by back-to-back pitches in Monday's game, but he believes he could be back in action as soon as Thursday.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
4 weeks ago

Molina (head) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

It's not clear where Molina stands in the concussion protocol after taking two foul balls off his catcher's mask in Monday's game, but he will not start Tuesday. Carson Kelly will get the nod behind the plate in Molina's place.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
4 weeks ago

Molina left Monday's game after taking consecutive foul balls off his mask, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hopefully, the Cardinals are just playing it safe here. However, consecutive hits to the head can compound the effect of a brain injury, so this is a scary situation for Molina. Expect him to go through concussion protocol and consider him day-to-day until it is complete.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
4 weeks ago

Molina is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Molina will be afforded a day of rest for the first time since Sept. 6. The veteran backstop is hitting .243 during the month of September and will be replaced behind the plate by Carson Kelly, who will bat eighth in the order.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
1 month ago

Molina went 1-for-2 with two RBI from a run-scoring double and a sacrifice fly in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Reds. He also walked twice and scored once.

EDGE Analysis

Molina now has seven RBI over the last three games, giving him 22 through 18 September contests. It's the best monthly figure in that category for the veteran backstop and also pushes him to a career-best 82 on the season. The 35-year-old also retains an outside chance of at least matching his high-water mark of 22 home runs, a figure he reached in 2012.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
1 month ago

Molina went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Reds on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

His last four games had seen the veteran catcher go just 1-for-15, but no slump has lasted long for Molina this year, as the 35-year-old catcher is incredibly putting together one of the best seasons of his career at the plate. With 18 homers, he's now four shy of his career-best 22, and he's only two short of his career high in RBI (80).