Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina sprained his right thumb Wednesday, causing him to leave the game.
The Pirates will be without their starting catcher and leader for a while, as Russell Martin has hit the DL.
Here are some things we like and don't like about the St. Louis Cardinals headed into the 2014 season.
The Cardinals had another excellent year and a deep postseason run in 2013, but fell short in the World Series. What does '14 have in store?
The Red Sox and Cardinals have their detractors, but that can't take away from what could be a great World Series.
Now that the Pirates have won the NL wild-card game, it's time to look forward to their NLDS matchup with the Cardinals.
The Cardinals will be without their catcher and leader on Wednesday night against the Brewers.
Yadier Molina may not be the MVP, but try to come up with a player more important to his team. The Cardinals need him, and now get him back.
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Curtis Granderson's return to the Yankees lineup is just one development on the eve of Fantasy Week 19. Our Scott White helps you set the best lineups for the upcoming scoring period.

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