Yadier Molina

#4 C / St. Louis Cardinals / EXP: 12YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 199 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    INJURY ALERT: Questionable | Thumb | Questionable for start of season
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      Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Undergoes second thumb surgery, set to miss most of spring training

      Molina underwent a second procedure on his thumb Tuesday and is expected to miss a large portion of Spring Training, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. According to Langosch, Molina's first thumb ligament surgery in October was unsuccessful, which led to him needing a follow-up procedure. The need for a second procedure will likely keep him out for most of spring training, but there has not been any indication that Tuesday's surgery will impact his availability for Opening Day. That said, there will be some worry about Molina's lack of Spring Training reps leading into a slow start at the dish in 2016.

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      Report: Cardinals C Yadier Molina set for thumb surgery Thursday

      Cardinals veteran catcher Yadier Molina will have surgery Thursday to repair his injured left thumb, reports Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. This seemed to be the logical next step when Molina was unable to participate in Game 4 of the National League Division Series after gutting through the first three games against the Cubs. He will likely need 2-3 months to recover from the surgery, which should making him available for the start of spring training.

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      Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Late scratch from Game 4 of NLDS

      Molina was a late scratch from Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 lineup, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. It turns out Molina's ailing left thumb would jeopardize his Game 4 status after all. Manager Mike Matheny relayed that the veteran backstop could catch if forced into duty, but the decision to bench him was a direct result of his inability to swing the bat. Obviously, this will likely damper his chances at logging a pinch-hit at-bat for the rest of the series and potentially further if the Cardinals manage to advance in the postseason.

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      Cardinals C Yadier Molina set to start Game 4

      Cardinals standout catcher Yadier Molina is in the lineup for Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday. Molina left Game 3 early with what appeared to be some discomfort in his oft-injured left thumb, but with the Cardinals attempting to stave off elimination manager Mike Matheny will go back to his veteran backstop once more and bat him eighth.

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      Cardinals C Yadier Molina will start Game 1 of NLDS

      Cardinals standout catcher Yadier Molina (thumb) will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Molina missed most of the final few weeks of the regular season with a sprained left thumb, prompting some sources to speculate he could be left off the postseason roster. However, after a strong showing in the batting cage during the weekend, Mike Matheny opted not only to have Molina active, but to also start the opener. He will take over his typical position behind the plate and bat seventh.

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      St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina On postseason roster

      Molina (thumb) will be on the postseason roster, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. After missing the last two weeks of the season with an injury to his thumb, there were some rumblings that Molina might be held off the postseason roster. However, it's clear manager Mike Matheny was pleased with his catcher's progress and it now appears as if Molina will at least get an at-bat or two during the NLDS with a possible start on the horizon depending on how his thumb reacts to game-time action.

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      Cardinals C Yadier Molina (hand) visits specialist

      Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina visited a hand specialist Monday and the Cardinals still believe that he will be on the postseason roster. Molina's thumb injury cost him the last couple weeks of the regular season, and that could extend into the postseason as well. If he does end up on the postseason roster, it still seems unlikely he'll be available early on.

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      Cardinals' Yadier Molina will miss the rest of regular season

      Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (thumb) will miss the remainder of the regular season, Derick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Molina will not even visit a doctor again until Sunday or Monday, and he's expected to keep his thumb in the splint. Considering the violent nature of the tag that caused the injury, it's not a surprise that he'll miss some time, but the team hopes it won't force him to miss the postseason. In the meantime, Tony Cruz will likely continue receiving most of the starts behind the dish.

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      Cardinals C Yadier Molina diagnosed with minor ligament tear

      Cardinals first baseman Yadier Molina suffered a slight ligament tear in his left thumb, and will be reevaluated in approximately a week, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. Molina still hopes to return this season, but it sounds as though he'll miss at least a week due to the issue. Tony Cruz will replace him behind the plate Monday, and that will likely be the case most days until Molina is able to rejoin the lineup.

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      Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina not in Monday's lineup

      Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (thumb) is out of the lineup Monday against the Reds. Molina exited Sunday's game in the ninth inning due to the thumb injury, and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. He will miss Monday's contest at a minimum, but a timetable should be clarified when the results of the MRI are revealed.

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