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Yadier Molina hurt trying to avoid pitch, leaves game

Sep 22, 2012, 4:25 PM EST

Yadier Molina

4:35 p.m. EDT update: The Cardinals report that Molina departed due to lower back spasms. Consider him day-to-day.

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Yadier Molina was removed from Saturday’s game against the Cubs in the ninth inning after injuring himself while getting out of the way of a Carlos Marmol pitch.

It appeared to be either a hip or oblique injury, but nothing particularly serious. Molina wanted to stay in and was upset about not getting his way. Once back in the dugout, he slammed his bat into the top of the dugout and again on to the front railing.

Tony Cruz replaced him at the plate with a 1-0 count and stayed in to catch.

  1. okwhitefalcon - Sep 22, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Early word on Molina is lower back spasms.

    Be aware this comes from the Cards PR department in conjunction with their medical staff, 2 branches of the Cards organization that notoriously convey information in less than let’s say “exacting” fashion.

  2. randygnyc - Sep 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Word is, those were his best swings of the day.

  3. bla bla bla - Sep 23, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    The top of the dugout and the front railing clearly have no class.

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