Yadier Molina RUMORS & NEWS

  • MLB finds no rules violation after ball sticks to Yadier Molina’s chest protector

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball won’t be taking any action against the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina after a wayward pitch stuck to the catcher’s chest protector during Thursday’s 6-4 loss to the Cubs. According to the official rulebook, the use of any foreign substance on a baseball is strictly prohibited, but..." April 08

  • Brett Cecil: 'I don't put anything on the ball; I know Yadi doesn't'

    ESPN "Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil has denied applying a foreign substance to a ball that stuck to Yadier Molina's chest protector Thursday and defended his catcher after the event went viral -- and raised widespread alarm over its cause. "I really don't have any explanation for it. I don't use..." April 07

  • Yadier Molina takes offense to pine tar questions

    Larry Brown Sports "Yadier Molina took offense to questions he received after the Cubs-Cardinals game on Thursday about his potential use of an illegal substance. The turning point in the game occurred in the 7th when Kyle Schwarber blasted a 3-run shot to put Chicago up against St. Louis 5-4. The lead runner was..." April 07

  • Cardinals, Molina agree to 3-year extension

    KSDK "The Cardinals will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Sunday to announce that they have reached an agreement with catcher Yadier Molina. The deal is expected to be three years in length, according to the MLB. "It's something that's very unique," general manager John Mozeliak said. "He was..." April 02

  • Cardinals reportedly finalizing three-year contract extension with Yadier Molina

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It’s not quite as dramatic as Yadier Molina stepping to the plate and homering in his first at-bat since agreeing to the contract extension of his desires. But it is going to be close. Soon after the Cardinals’ Gold Glove catcher hit a solo home run in the first inning of Thursday’s..." March 31

  • Cardinals, Molina making big progress toward extension

    Fanrag Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals and revered catcher Yadier Molina are making major progress toward a possible contract extension, sources tell FanRag Sports. While the current terms being discussed are unknown, Molina was originally seeking a four-year extension, while the team countered with a two-year..." March 28

  • Cardinals chairman prepared to make 'significant offer' to Molina

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After a raucous and joyous run with Team Puerto Rico through the World Baseball Classic, Yadier Molina returned to the Cardinals with his dyed-blond hair, a silver medal and perhaps something even more valuable to him in the week and season ahead. He caught a youthful verve. “I feel like a..." March 26

  • Yadier Molina sets Opening Day deadline for extension with Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "His game already tournament-tested and his hair still blond from Puerto Rico’s run through the World Baseball Classic, Yadier Molina returned to Cardinals camp saying he’s refreshed and ready for “many” more years behind the plate. There’s a week to determine if those will be with the..." March 25

  • Yadier Molina would like an apology from Adam Jones on behalf of Puerto Rico

    ESPN "Team captain Yadier Molina wants United States outfielder Adam Jones to apologize to Puerto Rico's players for saying they were planning a postgame party in San Juan before the World Baseball Classic championship game was even played. Molina made his comments to ESPN's Marly Rivera during..." March 24

  • Molina slams MLB following fight in stands during Puerto Rico-Mexico game

    CBS Sports "Yadier Molina has the reputation of a team leader. While that reputation has been earned during his lengthy career with the St. Louis Cardinals, the latest example of it came on Sunday, when he spoke on behalf of the Puerto Rican World Baseball Classic team. A fight broke out near the family..." March 12

  • Cardinals face tricky negotiation with Yadier Molina

    Fox Sports "The normal process for clubs trying to extend a player entering his free-agent year is to ask, “What would he be worth on the open market?” With the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina, it’s not quite that simple. Molina, 34, is the pre-eminent catcher of his era, a likely Hall of Famer, a four-time..." February 27

  • Cardinals and Yadier Molina have preliminary extension talks

    Fanrag Sports "Cardinals star catcher Yadier Molina’s agent Melvin Roman and general manager John Mozeliak had preliminary talks about a contract extension for the iconic player. The sides will remain engaged this spring, with both suggesting talks will likely be confined to the spring training that just..." February 17