Scott Boeck USA TODAY Published 7:00 PM EST Jan 19, 2019 It's only January, but the rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs is already heating up. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant drew outrage from the Cardinals' fanbase and All-Star catcher Yadier Molina for calling St. Louis “boring.” "Who would want to play in St. Louis?" Bryant said during an open forum discussion hosted by former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster on Friday at the team's annual fan convention. "So boring. It's so boring. I always get asked like, 'Where do you like to play? Where do you not like to play?' St. Louis is on the list where I don't like to play." Dempster doubled down: "I'm like, 'Zero chance in hell. No way. Won't even go there as a free agent. Not happening." Now, to put it in context: Dempster and Bryant joked about the possibility of playing for the Cardinals and Bryant was kind of playing along with the partisan crowd. However, Molina … [Read more...] about Cardinals’ Yadier Molina: Kris Bryant a ‘loser’ for ripping St. Louis
December 11, 2018 By Bill Pollock Yadier Molina is set to go under the knife. The Cardinals catcher will have surgery Thursday to address his sore left knee. Molina played through the injury during last season. The team expects him to resume his usual offseason workouts and running program by January if the procedure goes well. >>>Organization sticking with Fowler “If we were to open [the season] today, assuming he’s what we think he is physically, yes, he’d get that opportunity to start. We’re certainly bullish on him coming into camp and reverting back to what we saw two years ago,” president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Monday evening at the Winter Baseball Meetings. After making a big splash by trading for perennial MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt, it appears the Cardinals are turning their attention to boosting their bench and bullpen and will not make a run at 26-year old Bryce Harper who could command … [Read more...] about Yadier Molina needs surgery. Cards out of contention for Bryce Harper?
Tom Haudricourt Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 11:17 p.m. UTC Jun 23, 2018 One day after Jesus Aguilar proved to be a one-man wrecking crew for the Milwaukee Brewers, Yadier Molina returned the favor for the St. Louis Cardinals. Molina drove in all of his team's runs with two homers as the Cardinals bounced back from a discouraging loss the previous evening with a 3-2 victory Saturday afternoon at Miller Park. After getting no-hit into the seventh inning Friday night, the Brewers struck for two first-inning runs against right-hander Miles Mikolas. With the bases loaded and one down, the man of the hour, Aguilar, sent a drive to deep right that easily scored Christian Yelich from third. It was Aguilar's two homers, including his walk-off shot in the ninth, that gave the Brewers a 2-1 victory Friday night after St. Louis' Jack Flaherty took a no-hitter into the seventh. BOX SCORE: Cardinals 3, Brewers 2 Brad Miller, called up earlier in the day from Class AAA … [Read more...] about Cardinals 3, Brewers 2: Yadier Molina homers twice as St. Louis rebounds from tough loss
Wyatt D. Wheeler [email protected] Published 8:46 p.m. UTC Jun 5, 2018 After waiting patiently for his opportunity, Yadier Molina will finally have the chance to prove himself in the big leagues. The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday afternoon they are activating Molina after a brief stint in Springfield. Molina played in front of packed crowds on Saturday and Sunday at Hammons Field. During his stint with the Springfield team, he went 0-for-5 with an RBI. Before joining the Springfield Cardinals and rejoining the St. Louis Cardinals, the catcher was in his 15th year with the big-league team. He was an eight-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glover. Before his Springfield Cardinal appearance, Molina was injured after being hit in the groin by a foul tip. The St. Louis Cardinals announced on May 6 that Molina underwent surgery and was expected to miss a month. The injury was described as a "pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma." The … [Read more...] about Springfield Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina called up to big leagues
Wyatt D. Wheeler [email protected] Published 10:59 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 St. Louis Cardinals eight-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is reportedly going to make an appearance behind the plate for the Springfield Cardinals on Saturday. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold reported that Molina's Saturday appearance would be the first of "two or a few" rehab games for the catcher. Molina has been out since being hit in the groin by a foul tip. MORE: Carlos Martinez expected to start for Springfield Cardinals on Thursday The Cardinals announced on May 6 that Molina underwent surgery and was expected to miss a month. The injury was described as a "pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma." "That was a bad one, and those ones don't necessarily feel better (the next day)," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said at the time. "It was hard to see." MORE: Springfield Cardinals say they received a non-credible bomb threat on Saturday The 35-year-old Molina is … [Read more...] about Yadier Molina reportedly to rehab with Springfield Cardinals this weekend