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Yadier Molina
.270 4 61
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 5-11 / 220 NFBC ADP: 134.35
Position: CBorn: 7/13/1982 Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Cardinals (2000)

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Oct. 15 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Molina is having surgery for a ligament injury to his left thumb.
Analysis: General manager John Mozeliak says Molina is expected to be restricted from baseball activities for two to three months following Thursday's operation. He anticipates Molina will be ready for spring training. Mozeliak doesn't believe Molina worsened the injury by returning to the lineup for the NL Division Series.
Sep. 21 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Molina is out of the lineup for Game 4 of the NL Division Series because of weakness in his left thumb.
Analysis: Molina winced on a swing-and-miss in the fourth inning of Monday night's 8-6 loss to the Cubs, and then was checked by a trainer and manager Mike Matheny. The seven-time All-Star was removed for a pinch hitter in the sixth. Managaer Mike Matheny said he planned to have Molina in the lineup after the loss in Game 3, but the injured thumb did not make enough progress overnight.
Aug. 31 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Molina had two hits and drove in two runs in a 7-5 win in San Francisco on Sunday.
Analysis: Molina is batting .333 and has 14 of his 58 RBIs in his last 11 games.
Aug. 30 1:23 PM PT2:23 PM MT3:23 PM CT4:23 PM ET16:23 ET20:23 GMT4:23 1:23 PM MST3:23 PM EST3:53 PM VEN0:23 UAE (+1)3:23 PM CT-Molina was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Molina is 7 for 19 with two homers and six RBIs in the season series.
Aug. 20 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Molina went 3 for 4 and hit the tiebreaking homer in a 4-3 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday.
Analysis: Molina also had an RBI single along with his 100th career homer.
June 29 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Molina doubled twice Sunday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Molina is 18 for 48 with nine runs scored in his last 13 games, raising his season average from .274 to .293.
June 21 12:07 PM PT1:07 PM MT2:07 PM CT3:07 PM ET15:07 ET19:07 GMT3:07 12:07 PM MST2:07 PM EST2:37 PM VEN23:07 UAE2:07 PM CT-Molina singled, doubled and drove in a run Saturday.
Analysis: Molina is kicking butt with a .462 average in a seven-game hit streak.
June 20 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Molina was 2 for 3 with his second home run in five games Friday against the Phillies.
Analysis: Molina is 12 for 30 with three extra-base hits in his last eight games. He owned a .326 slugging percentage on the season prior to that stretch.
June 16 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-Molina hit his first home run of the season and went 3 for 4 in a 3-2 win against Minnesota on Monday.
Analysis: Molina, batting .287, is 7 for 16 in his last four games.
June 11 1:03 PM PT2:03 PM MT3:03 PM CT4:03 PM ET16:03 ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST3:33 PM VEN0:03 UAE (+1)3:03 PM CT-Molina was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Molina entered in a 2-for-14 slump.
Apr. 16 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Molina went 3 for 4 with an RBI in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Molina has gone 5 for 8 with two RBIs over his last two games. He had totaled three hits over his previous six games.

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