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Bengie Molina may or may not retire

Feb 8, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT

Texas Rangers' Bengie Molina hits a two out three run home run as New York Yankees' Francisco Cervelli waits for the ball during the sixth inning during Game 4 of their Major League Baseball ALCS playoff series in New York Reuters

When Andy Pettitte retired he said it was because he didn’t have the hunger anymore. No one will ever accuse a Molina of not being sufficiently hungry. For Bengie, it comes down to the Benjamins:

“We haven’t decided yet. There’s a couple of [teams interested], but they’re not offering what we want, for sure. I don’t know right now what’s going to happen.”

If Molina is looking for starting catcher money he may be waiting a while.  Yes, he had a couple of big hits in the postseason, but overall he hit .249/.297/.326 last year, and that’s poor even for a catcher.  He’d be a great backup option, but it sounds like he’s looking for something more grand.

  1. Jeremiah Graves - Feb 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    The Twins don’t have a legit backup catcher (sorry Butera) on the roster right now, so if Bengie wants to eschew some of the cash and focus on joining a contender, that’d make a lot of sense.

    The Red Sox are still pretty unsettled at catcher with ‘Tek and Salty jockeying for position.

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