Cardinals' Yadier Molina Out At Least Four Weeks, Will Have Surgery After Taking Ball To Crotch - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Cardinals’ Yadier Molina Out At Least Four Weeks, Will Have Surgery After Taking Ball To Crotch
Cardinals’ Yadier Molina Out At Least Four Weeks, Will Have Surgery After Taking Ball To Crotch Full view

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 06: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds third after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 6, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cardinals’ Yadier Molina Out At Least Four Weeks, Will Have Surgery After Taking Ball To Crotch

Yadier Molina will be out for at least a month after getting hit in the crotch with a ball in Saturday’s 8-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.

Yadier Molina Has Surgery, Out For Four Weeks

The St. Louis Cardinals catcher will have surgery for a traumatic hematoma, a swelling of blood clots within the tissues. The fastball that him was reportedly thrown at 102 mph. To replace the Puerto Rican, prospect Carson Kelly was called up from Triple-A Memphis. Francisco Pena will also serve as catcher for the Cardinals in the meantime.


According to MLB, 35-year-old Molina is hitting .272/.292/.456 with six homers and 17 RBIs in 120 at-bats in 2018.

SLIDESHOW: 30 Best Sports Instagrams!

The Cardinals (20-12, first in NL Central) also defeated the Cubs 4-3 on Sunday to win all three games in the series. St. Louis next hosts Minnesota on Monday at 8:10pm EST for the opener of a two-game series.

Here are some fan reactions to Molina’s injury:

LIDESHOW: 10 Highest-Paid Athletes

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!
Written by Pablo Mena