OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 days ago

Molina will undergo a minor knee procedure sometime this upcoming week, Brian Stull of St. Louis Baseball Weekly reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak, Molina's surgery will be a "very small procedure" and anticipates the catcher to be sidelined for just a few days, so there doesn't appear to be any concern over his status moving forward. The procedure will take place in St. Louis by team doctors.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
2 months ago

Molina is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

With the Cardinals officially out of playoff contention as of Saturday night, they will give their veteran backstop a day off Sunday. Molina will finish the season with a .261 batting average, 20 home runs and 74 RBI. Francisco Pena will replace him behind the plate for the season finale.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 months ago

Molina went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in an extra-inning win over the Giants on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop's 402-foot shot to left in the seventh with Jedd Gyorko aboard knotted the game at 4-4, setting the stage for a Tyler O'Neill walk-off blast in the 10th. Molina has heated up some over the last six games, hitting safely in five of them while tallying 10 of his 14 RBI for the month during that stretch.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 months 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.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 months 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.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 months 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.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 months 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.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 months 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.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 months 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.

OUTYadier Molina
C STL
3 months 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.