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Yadier Molina is set to become a free agent after completing the final season of a three- year, $60 million contract.
"I hope like heck I see him at 6 a.m. in the morning coming into complex to get his work in. He's still got some baseball left in him. I would love to have him back. I don't know how much clearer I can make that," Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. As St. Louis' backstop for the past 17 years, the 38 year-old has amassed nine All-Star appearances along with eight Gold Glove awards.
Yadier Molina went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in the Cardinals Game 3 Wild Card loss to the Padres on Friday.
Molina picked up one of four hits for the Cardinals as they were dominated by the Padres bullpen all game. The Cards ultimately fell short in the Wild Card series but it was no fault of the veteran backstop's. Yady slashed .462/.500/.615 (6-for-13) in the three-game series.
Yadier Molina went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI in the Cardinals 7-4 win over the Padres in Game 1 of the Wild Card round.
Molina was part of the first inning barrage on Chris Paddack when he laced an RBI single off the young right-hander to put the Cards up 3-0. He would pick up a double and another single later in the game as well. The veteran backstop is loaded with postseason experience, which he'll draw on once again on Thursday as Saint Louis looks to finish the series.
Yadier Molina was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.
Molina probably isn't on many championship fantasy squads this year - he's slashing .265/.305/.371, tied for sixteenth among catchers in RBI, and eighteenth in runs scored - but the Cardinals are competing for a playoff spot, not a fantasy title, so they're looking for Molina to play solid defense and provide clutch hitting over the final five (possibly seven) games, both of which he's known for.
Yadier Molina hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning that accounted for all of the Cardinals scoring as they topped the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Molina finished the game 1-4 with the home run and one strikeout. The Cardinals are 26-24 and have command of Second Place in the NL Central.
Molina is slashing .256/.295/.364 with four home runs in 121 at-bats this season. He has done a poor job of making hard contact both his Exit Velocity and Hard Hit % are in the fourth percentile of qualified hitters. Owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can leave him on the Waiver Wire.