Molina went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to San Diego.
The veteran catcher launched a 378-foot solo shot to right field in the fourth inning. He entered the contest with just one hit over his previous 11 at-bats, so he'll look to build momentum off Saturday's long ball. Molina is slashing .295/.326/.591 with six homers and 20 RBI on the season.
Molina isn't starting Thursday's game against the Brewers, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Molina has gone 0-for-8 with three strikeouts in the last two games and will take a seat for Thursday's early afternoon game. Andrew Knizner will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Molina went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and another two-bagger in a win over the Rockies on Sunday.
The ageless backstop continued to tear up the ball, giving the Cardinals a bit more breathing room with his fourth-inning double. Molina is 3-for-8 with four RBI in his first two games back from the injured list, not missing a beat after an impressive start to the season that saw him slash .323/.366/.631 over his first 19 games.
Molina went 1-for-4 with three RBI and two strikeouts during Saturday's 9-8 win against Colorado.
The 38-year-old was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday and brought home three runs in his first game since April 26. Molina has a .319/.360/.609 slash line with five homers, five doubles, 17 RBI and 13 runs in 20 games this season.
Molina (foot) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Molina resumed baseball activities Thursday, and he'll now be able to return to game action after spending just over 10 days on the injured list due to a strained tendon in his right foot. Andrew Knizner should revert to a backup role, while Ali Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.
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.
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|05/15||@ SD||L 3-13||3||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|05/14||@ SD||L 4-5||4||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|05/12||@ MIL||L 1-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/11||@ MIL||W 6-1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/09||vs COL||W 2-0||4||0||2||0||1||0||0|
|05/08||vs COL||W 9-8||4||0||1||0||3||0||0|
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