Cardinals' Yadier Molina Out One Month After Surgery

07 May, 2018, 01:16 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • St. Louis Cardinals trainer Chris Conroy left and manager Mike Matheny take catcher Yadier Molina back to the dugout after Molina was injured on a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Saturday

But on Saturday, Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina would take the ultimate shot behind the plate.

The Cardinals beat the Cubs in the first two games of the weekend series in St. Louis and entered play Sunday 2.5 games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this morning that All-Star catcher Yadier Molina (pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma) and right-handed pitcher Dominic Leone (right upper arm nerve irritation) have been placed on the 10-day disabled list. Now at least one of those players is going to the DL.

In the 9th inning of Saturday's game, a foul ball off the bat of Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant struck Molina in the groin.

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Thankfully for the St. Louis Cardinals, Carson Kelly does have Major League Baseball experience, and the only reason he's still in playing in Triple-A Memphis is that Yadier Molina stood in his way.

'That was a bad one, and those ones don't necessarily felt better (the next day),' St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said after the game. Catching prospect Carson Kelly is being called up to take Molina's spot on the roster. There was nowhere to go.

Cardinals will definitely miss his production as Molina was hitting.272/.292/.456 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 30 games. That has not changed this season, as Molina has started 29 of the team's 31 games behind the plate. Molina immediately fell to the ground in pain and was replaced by Francisco Pena. Hopefully, Molina will be back in a month or so 100 percent healthy.

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