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Molina signs one-year, $10 million extension with Cardinals

Molina signs one-year, $10 million extension with Cardinals

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Aug 26
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The St. Louis Cardinals signed Yadier Molina to a one-year, $10 million extension on Tuesday, The Athletic’s Katie Woo was told. The Cardinals announced the signing, but did not disclose any financial details.

“We are pleased to announce that Yadi has agreed to cement his career legacy with the Cardinals for a final season in 2022,” said Cardinals president of baseball operations, John Mozeliak, in a statement. “His experience, leadership, work ethic and winning desire are all part of what we value as an organization.”

The 39-year-old is a 10-time All-Star in 18 seasons with St. Louis. He helped the team win two World Series in 2006 and 2011 and received nine Gold Gloves.

Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Molina has hit .259 with a .681 OPS in 2021. He currently ranks fourth in the franchise in terms of hits.

On the league’s website, David Adler reported that Molina plans to retire in 2022.

“Well, it’s enough,” Molina said ahead of Wednesday’s game as quoted by Adler. “I mean, 19 years is a long career, and my position is a tough one. Right now, I would like to do my best and I’m going to train my body hard, but it’s hard.”

  • Yadier Molina

    Yadier Benjamín Molina , nicknamed "Yadi", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball ,

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    The St. Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri.