SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that C Yadier Molina is expected to join the Springfield Cardinals on a Major League Rehab Assignment at Hammons Field this Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.
The Cardinals take on the San Antonio Missions this Saturday at 6:10pm, with gates opening at 5:10pm. Saturday is also our Vision Clinic Paul DeJong Bobblehead Giveaway (2,000 fans) and a Post-Game On-Field Movie Night Featuring ‘The Sandlot’.
Sunday’s first pitch is also 6:10pm, with gates opening at 5:10pm. Sunday is a Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday, where kids receive free ice cream before the game courtesy of Hiland Dairy. After the game is Kids Run the Bases. Click the link below to secure tickets to both games right now!
One of the most iconic Cardinals of all time, Molina is an eight-time National League All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove winner. This year, he is batting .272 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 30 games. He has been on the D.L. since May 6.
The two-time World Series Champion entered the 2018 season with 1,730 career hits, ranking 10th in Cardinals history. He’s the Cardinals all-time postseason leader in hits (90), singles (70), games played (89) and at-bats (315), and ranks first all-time among Cardinals catchers in career hits (1,730), doubles (335) and at-bats (6,092). Since 2006, Molina leads MLB catchers in hits (1,597). His 16 four-hit games from 2006-17 tie Buster Posey for most amongst all catchers and his 1,730 career hits rank 18th all-time among MLB catchers heading into the 2018 season.
Since 2005, Molina leads all Major League catchers with a 41.1 caught stealing percentage, 106 double plays and 884 assists (13 seasons total). Since 2005, he has caught 271 attempted base stealers, ranking 2nd just behind Russell Martin (273). His 49 career pick-offs leads all catchers from 2004-17 with the next closest at 19 (Martin).
Molina, a four-time Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winner, has caught 100+ games in 13 straight seasons (2005-present), the only Major League catcher to do so in that span and matches A.J. Pierzynski (2001-13) for the longest streak in MLB history. He has been the starting catcher in 138 team shutout wins during his career (through 2017), the seventh highest total among all Major League catchers dating to 1913.
Molina has had two previous starts in Springfield, also on a rehab assignment (8/27-8/28/14). He collected five hits, three doubles and two RBIs over those two starts, which have been his only two in the minors since playing in 37 games for Triple-A Memphis in 2004.