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Yadier Molina to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

Aug 26, 2014, 11:18 PM EDT

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Yadier Molina took a round of batting practice on Tuesday night at Double-A Springfield and has been cleared to catch five or six innings there Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game. This according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader.

“My thumb feels great,” Molina told Booher after his on-field workout, which included catching a bullpen session and then signing autographs for the fans in Springfield. “I’m in really good shape. I’m happy with the way everything is going. I can’t wait for tomorrow. I’m going to be nervous. … It’s been a long time. It’s been the longest two months ever. But I’m so excited to come back on the field.”

Molina tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) thumb on July 9.

He could be back behind the plate for St. Louis at some point this weekend.

  1. historiophiliac - Aug 26, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    No, just to be on the safe side, I think you should play a few games for Springfield this weekend too…preferably Labor Day.

    • maddog11896 - Aug 27, 2014 at 2:37 AM

      I’m a Brewers fan but yea, I’d assume they play it safe injury wise and logic wise and just bring him up when rosters expand, as opposed to making a move and sending someone down. Especially someone who can’t come up until 10 days after the demotion.

  2. wannabeGM - Aug 27, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    Reblogged this on stlcardinalsminimo and commented:
    good news

  3. stex52 - Aug 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Yadier is good to have under any circumstances. But if the rest of the team doesn’t start hitting soon, it isn’t going to matter.

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