Molina (foot) was cleared to resume some baseball activities Thursday, Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest reports.
While it's not yet clear which activities Molina will be able to participate in, it's encouraging to see him take a step in his recovery. The 38-year-old has been on the 10-day injured list with a strained tendon in his right foot since April 27, and it's unlikely that he'll be able to return when first eligible Friday. Andrew Knizner should continue to serve as the top catching option while Molina is unavailable.
Molina (foot) will be reevaluated at some point this week to determine when he can return to baseball activities, the Associated Press reports.
The veteran catcher landed on the injured list Tuesday with a strained tendon in his right foot. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak offered the update regarding Molina on Monday, and the timeline he provided seems to imply the veteran backstop won't be ready to come off the IL when first eligible Friday, barring unforeseen developments.
Molina was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained tendon in his right foot Tuesday.
Molina missed a pair of games over the weekend due to the issue but returned to the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies. He went hitless in that contest and will now be shut down for at least 10 days. Ali Sanchez was called up in a corresponding move and is expected to back up Andrew Knizner behind the plate.
Molina (foot) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return from a two-game absence during Monday's loss to the Phillies.
Molina's previously sore foot was able to hold up for all nine innings behind the dish, so the veteran backstop should be in the clear moving forward. Despite the hitless night, Molina's season slash sits at an impressive .323/.366/.631 across 71 plate appearances.
Molina (foot) will bat fifth and catch Adam Wainwright on Monday against the Phillies, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Molina exited Friday's game against the Reds with a sore right foot and missed the next two contests. Tests revealed no serious issues, however, so he's back in action following a brief absence. He was hitting .339/.382/.661 with five homers prior to suffering the injury and will try to recapture that form Monday.
Molina (foot) underwent imaging that was encouraging Sunday, and he could return to the lineup as early as Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Molina has missed the last two games since exiting Friday's contest early. However, manager Mike Shildt said after Sunday's game that he's hopeful that Molina could return to the field for Monday's series opener against Philadelphia. Molina had gone 8-for-20 with six extra-base hits and six RBI in the six games prior to his absence.
Molina (foot) is undergoing tests on his foot Sunday, the results of which will determine whether he will require a stint on the injured list, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Molina is optimistic he will avoid placement on the 10-day injured list, though the tests will provide official news on the issue. He has missed the team's last two games since exiting Friday's contest early. Andrew Knizner has taken over primary duties behind the plate in Molina's absence.
Molina (foot) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Reds, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Molina is set to miss his second consecutive game after exiting Friday's game with a foot injury. His next chance to return will come Monday against Philadelphia. Andrew Knizner remains the starter behind the plate and will bat eighth.
Molina (foot) isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Molina left Friday's win over the Reds in the fifth inning due to right foot soreness. Molina is currently considered day-to-day, but Andrew Knizner will start behind the plate and bat seventh Saturday.
Molina exited Friday's win over the Reds in the fifth inning with right foot soreness, the Associated Press reports.
The veteran catcher was 2-for-3 with an RBI double and solo home run before exiting the contest, pushing his season slash to a stellar .339/.382/.661. Molina was replaced by Andrew Knizner and is considered day-to-day for the time being, putting his status for Saturday's game versus Cincinnati into doubt.
Molina isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Molina reached base three times and scored a run in Tuesday's loss to Washington, but he'll get a day off for Wednesday's series finale. Andrew Knizner will start behind the dish, batting eighth.
Molina went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nationals.
Molina continued his torrid hitting stretch to begin the season Tuesday night, as the 38-year-old catcher has notched at least one base hit in all but two games so far. He's now slashing .328/.375/.603 with four home runs, 12 RBI and 12 runs scored through the first 16 contests, putting him on pace for his best offensive season in the last several years.
Molina went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four total RBI in Saturday's win over the Phillies.
Molina has been on fire to start the year and blasted two long balls in this one, pushing up his season total to four while also recording his third multi-hit game of the campaign. The veteran catcher has hit safely in all but two games in 2021 and has been the Cardinals' top hitter thus far with a .340 average and a 1.044 OPS through his first 52 appearances.
Molina will sit Tuesday against the Nationals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The 38-year-old has handled a heavy workload so far this season, starting each of the Cardinals' first 10 games behind the plate -- the most starts for any catcher thus far. Andrew Knizner will make his first start of the year in Molina's absence.
Molina went 1-for-4 with a home run in Monday's loss against the Nationals.
The sample size is small, but the veteran backstop has been a dominant presence in the middle of the Cardinals lineup. Aside from launching his second long ball of the campaign, Molina extended his hitting streak to nine games and is hitting .353 with a .998 OPS over his first 39 plate appearances.
Molina entered Sunday's game against the Brewers on a seven-game hitting streak and slashing .370/.419/.519 across his first 31 plate appearances of the season.
The sample size is small, but Molina looks like he's turned back the clock early in the new campaign. The aforementioned slash line is partly comprised of a double, a home run and seven RBI and was most recently boosted by a 3-for-4 effort versus Milwaukee on Saturday that saw the veteran backstop reach safely in four of five plate appearances. Molina went into the season projected to split more time than usual behind the dish in his age-38 season, but thus far, he's yet to cede a start to Andrew Knizner.
Molina went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, one walk and two runs scored Wednesday against the Marlins.
Molina continued his strong start to the season by slugging his first home run off Pablo Lopez in the seventh inning. He now has at least one RBI in five of six games this season and has collected at least one hit in five straight contests. The 38-year-old has also struck out only three times in 22 plate appearances.
Molina went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in a win over the Marlins on Monday.
That's four total RBI and a three-game hitting streak to open the season for Molina, with Monday's timely two-bagger qualifying as his first extra-base hit. The 38-year-old looks primed for another productive season at the plate if early returns are any indication, and with just two strikeouts over his first 14 plate appearances, his eye seems to be as discerning as ever.
Molina went 1-for-2 with an RBI single in a loss to the Reds on Sunday.
The ageless backstop's fifth-inning hit knotted the score at 1-1 before the Reds went on to explode for 11 runs over the following three frames. Molina is slated to split more time behind the dish this season than in years past -- in fact, Andrew Knizner pinch hit for him in the seventh inning Sunday -- but the 38-year-old has already gotten off to a strong start in 2021 by reaching safely in all three games and driving in a pair of runs overall.
Molina went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a Grapefruit League win over the Astros on Friday.
Molina logged a full game behind the dish for the first time this spring, and his sixth-inning blast, which Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports had an exit velocity of 106.9 mph, was his first of Grapefruit League play. The 38-year-old already appears to be in midseason form, hitting .267 (4-for-15) with a double and two walks in addition to Friday's round tripper and pair of RBI.
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