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Yadier Molina’s back is already feeling “way better”

Sep 23, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT

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The news is surprisingly good for Yadier Molina.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the All-Star catcher woke up with no stiffness on Sunday morning after making an early exit from Saturday’s 5-4 victory over the Cubs.

“I feel a lot better, way better,” Molina told Goold. “It’s spasms still a little bit, but moving around I’m much better. Each day, each second, it will get better.”

Molina appeared to tweak his back and hip while ducking out of the way of a high-and-tight Carlos Marmol fastball on Saturday. He is not in the starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale at Wrigley Field but may be a go on Monday night against the Astros.

The 30-year-old is batting .319/.376/.503 with 20 home runs and 70 RBI in 130 games played this season.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Sep 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Welcome news…assuming he is truly okay.
    As the glue that holds the team together…the Cardinals could ill afford to miss Yadier Molina.

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