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  1. The Cardinals activate Yadier Molina

    Aug 29, 2014, 5:38 PM EDT

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    He’s in the lineup tonight, batting sixth against the Cubs.

  2. Yadier Molina swings a bat for first time since surgery for ligament tear in his right thumb

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

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    Yadier Molina is beginning to make some progress. Brian Stull of STL Baseball Weekly reports that the star catcher took swings in an indoor batting cage Wednesday at Busch Stadium for the first time since tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb July 9 on an awkward side-swiping slide into third base.

  3. Yadier Molina hopes to resume swinging this week

    Aug 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Great news here for the second-place Cardinals. Injured catcher Yadier Molina told Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest on Tuesday afternoon that he is hoping to be cleared to begin swinging a bat on Wednesday or Thursday.

  4. Yadier Molina gets cast removed after thumb surgery

    Aug 11, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT

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    Yadier Molina has already been ruled out until September following mid-July thumb surgery, but the Cardinals catcher has made enough progress to have his cast removed.

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 8, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    If you had money on “Shane Greene and Chris Capuano would go back-to-back shutting down the Detroit Tigers in August, keeping the Yankees in the playoff picture,” the casino management would like to have a word with you.

  6. Yadier Molina won’t be back with the Cardinals before September

    Aug 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Yadier Molina is four weeks into what was expected to be an 8-12 week recovery from a torn thumb ligament.

  7. Cardinals officially add A.J. Pierzynski; designate George Kottaras for assignment

    Jul 26, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals have added A.J. Pierzynski as a veteran alternative behind the plate with Yadier Molina sidelined due to a thumb injury.

  8. Report: Cardinals in the process of signing A.J. Pierzynski

    Jul 25, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals are trying to add yet another catcher in A.J. Pierzynski, which would mean George Kottaras could be on his way out.

  9. Yadier Molina to miss 8-12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

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    A tough, tough break for the Cardinals and Yadier Molina.

  10. Yadier Molina hurts his thumb, has an MRI

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals’ most important position player may miss some time.

  11. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny not doing his team any favors

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

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    It started with the lineup: Mike Matheny chose to go with Shane Robinson in center field in Game 5 and had him bat second, with Carlos Beltran dropping into the cleanup spot. On the surface, it didn’t seem like a great move. Maybe it would have turned out better had leadoff man Matt Carpenter gotten…

  12. Cardinals’ injuries taking a toll with elimination near

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

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    In some ways, the Cardinals are better off than most. They don’t lose much at first base with Matt Adams filling in for Allen Craig, and they’re still fine in the ninth since Trevor Rosenthal replaced the sore-shouldered Edward Mujica in the closer’s role. But the truth is that both injuries played huge roles in…

  13. Cardinals grab top seed in National League playoffs

    Sep 29, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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    One of the few things still undetermined at the start of play Sunday has now been … determined. Despite a lineup that was without Matt Holliday and an oddly-timed substitution of Tony Cruz for Yadier Molina just before first pitch, the Cardinals rolled to a 4-0 victory over the Cubs in Sunday’s regular-season finale at Busch…

  14. Yadier Molina absent Wednesday due to family situation

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com: Both Yadier and brother Bengie (the Cardinals’ assistant hitting coach) will not be at Busch Stadium on Wednesday due to what manager Mike Matheny described as a family situation. No further details were provided by the Cardinals, and there was no assurance that both Molinas would be back tomorrow. Tony Cruz will start…

  15. Cardinals activate Tony Cruz off the disabled list

    Sep 1, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have activated backup catcher Tony Cruz from the 15-day disabled list. Adron Chambers was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in the Cardinals’ only other September 1 roster move. Cruz played a whole month with a painful stress fracture in his right forearm and…

  16. Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz played a month with forearm stress fracture

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Yadier Molina returning from a sprained knee yesterday led to the Cardinals placing catcher Tony Cruz on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his right forearm. And as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports, it turns out Cruz had been playing through the stress fracture for weeks and possibly as…

  17. 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 MLB.com’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…

  18. Cardinals place catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, the Cardinals have placed catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Molina has been dealing with the knee injury since early July and he aggravated it on Tuesday night in St. Louis’ 6-0 loss at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. Shane Robinson has also been…

  19. Cardinals seeking catching help, suggesting that Yadier Molina’s knee injury is serious

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina made an early exit from Tuesday night’s 6-0 loss to the Pirates with what is being labeled a right knee sprain. He is back in St. Louis on Wednesday for an MRI, which is expected to yield a more exact diagnosis. It’s probably safe to assume the injury is serious. According…

  20. Yadier Molina headed to disabled list with right knee sprain

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    The biggest series in PNC Park history is off to a promising start. For the home team, that is. The Cardinals entered the five-game set with a 1 1/2-game lead over the Pirates in the National League Central standings and are now 1 1/2 games back after three straight losses. But wait. There’s more. According…

  21. MRI taken Saturday night on Yadier Molina’s right knee showed no structural damage

    Jul 7, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sent a wave of fright through the Midwest on Saturday when he announced in his postgame press conference that Yadier Molina was on his way to the hospital to have his right knee examined by team doctors. But the Cardinals and their fans can breathe again. According to USA Today’s Bob…

  22. Yadier Molina drops one-game suspension appeal

    Jun 5, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has officially dropped his appeal and will serve his one-game suspension on Wednesday night in St. Louis. Molina caught all 14 innings of Tuesday’s 7-6 loss to the Diamondbacks, so he was probably going to rest this evening anyway. Tony Cruz will…

  23. Yadier Molina hurt trying to avoid pitch, leaves game

    Sep 22, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

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

  24. Yadier Molina says clean hit, he’ll be back in a day or two

    Aug 29, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Taking about the collision that knocking him out of Tuesday’s game, Yadier Molina called Josh Harrison‘s hit a “clean play,” according to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch. “Clean play,” Molina said. “Clean play. That’s part of baseball. He did what he had to do and I did what I had to do. It sucks because you don’t…

  25. UPDATE: Yadier Molina day-to-day after home-plate collision

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Good news for the Cardinals. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Molina checked out OK following a SCAT II concussion test and X-rays. 8:55 PM: Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Molina left with an back/neck/shoulder strain. The important thing to note here is that there was no mention of a concussion. He’s considered…

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