ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals are bringing again catcher Yadier Molina for an 18th season, agreeing Monday to a $9 million, one-year take care of the nine-time Gold Glove winner.
“We’re excited to announce that now we have agreed to phrases with Yadier Molina on a brand new contract!” the group mentioned in an announcement. “We could have extra particulars (Tuesday) on Yadi persevering with his Cardinals legacy.”
The 38-year-old Molina hit .262 with 4 residence runs in 42 video games through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, his final underneath a $60 million, three-year deal. He ended up making a prorated $7,407,407 of his $20 million wage final yr.
The nine-time All-Star and two-time World Collection champion has appeared in 2,025 video games for St. Louis since breaking into the majors in 2004, third on the franchise record behind Corridor of Famers Stan Musial (3,026) and Lou Brock (2,289).
Molina is a profession .281 hitter with 160 residence runs, however he is greatest recognized for his protection. He trails solely Ivan Rodriguez (13) and Johnny Bench (10) for many Gold Gloves by a catcher.
St. Louis agreed final month to carry again 39-year-old pitcher Adam Wainwright — Molina’s longtime batterymate — on an $8 million, one-year deal. The Cardinals additionally not too long ago acquired star third baseman Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies.
Within the 10 years for the reason that Platinum Glove Awards had been launched honoring the perfect fielder no matter place in every league, Molina and Arenado are tied for probably the most with 4 every.
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