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MRI shows no structural damage in Yadier Molina’s knee

Jul 31, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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Promising news here for the second-place Cardinals.

According to’s Jenifer Langosch, an MRI taken Wednesday on the sore right knee of catcher Yadier Molina showed inflammation but no structural damage. Cards manager Mike Matheny said the team is “optimistic” that Molina will only require a minimal stay on the 15-day disabled list.

The Cardinals spoke to the Cubs about Dioner Navarro just before Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline and probably looked into some other fill-in options as well, but no deal was consummated.

Tony Cruz and Rob Johnson will handle catching duties for St. Louis until Molina is ready to return.

The Cardinals entered play Wednesday trailing the Pirates by 1 1/2 games in the National League Central.

  1. okwhitefalcon - Jul 31, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Beware of Cardinals initial medical reports.

    Be prepared for the “Molina has had his leg amputated” confirmation any day now.

  2. benjisbigumpblockingbutt - Jul 31, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    i was so worried but now i know yadi will be ok. yadi teaches me all my dance moves and bengie teaches me to run fast.

  3. lazlosother - Jul 31, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    I’m rooting for Pittsburgh, but have nothing against the Cards or STL. I hope Yadier is OK. He makes MLB better.

  4. mudhead123 - Jul 31, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Can’t stand Molina. Don’t wish injuries on any player, but can’t say this makes me feel bad

    • benjisbigumpblockingbutt - Jul 31, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      what did you say? /levels pig spear

      • stex52 - Jul 31, 2013 at 11:54 PM

        He said he doesn’t know anything about catchers.

      • benjisbigumpblockingbutt - Aug 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM

        i like stex

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