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Cardinals’ Yadier Molina To Retire After 2020 Season

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Several sources Monday afternoon reported that long-time St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina intends on retiring when his contract expires after the 2020 season.

Molina, 35, is entering his 15th season with the Cardinals since his rookie campaign in 2004- and what a run it’s been. Other than winning two World Series rings as the team’s primary catcher, he’s been an eight-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove winner.

Prior to the 2017 season, Molina signed a three-year deal worth $20 million with St. Louis which was set to take effect following the season as he would’ve been a free agent.

This past year, Molina hit .273/.312/.439 with 18 homers and a career-high 82 RBIs.

Molina been a rock behind the plate, having appeared in at least 136 games in eight of the last nine years, and at least 124 in 10 of the last 12 for the Cardinals.

Overall, Molina’s a career .284/.336/.403 hitter with 126 homers, 335 doubles, and 785 RBIs. In 315 postseason at-bats, he’s a .286 career hitter with 31 RBIs, including clips of .325 (39 for 120) and 20 RBIs in the Cards’ two Championship runs.

Molina is definitely making a case for the Hall of Fame. He needs just 270 hits for 2,000, and has a chance to get double-digit All-Stars and Gold Gloves before it’s over. And of course, there’s that postseason success.

It’s been quite a run for Molina as a Cardinal, and three more solid years could earn him his spot in Cooperstown- especially playing the toughest position for 17 years for one team. Don’t see many of those anymore!

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Mets’ Activate David Wright for Final Homestand

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright m who has not played in the majors since 2016 due to spinal stenosis along with neck and shoulder injuries, will be activated for the team’s final homestand of the season, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.

“Physically, the way I feel right now, and from what the docs told me, there’s not going to be any improvement, So I don’t see [playing full time again] as a possibility” Wright said during the new conference, according to the New York Post.

It’s unclear if retirement will be the next step for Wright, but his time with the Mets as an everyday again is over.

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Dodgers Recall Julio Urias

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled left-hander Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City, marking his first stint in the majors since he underwent shoulder surgery last June.

Urias was one of the major’s 10 best prospects prior to his debut back in 2016, and when he arrived in May of 2016 he posted an impressive 3.39 ERA over 77 innings with 84 strikeouts against only 31 walks, making many believe he would be a building block for the Dodgers’.

His shoulder surgery put everything on hold and will now look to recapture the magic that he flashed in 2016.

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Cardinals Activate Adam Wainwright, Will Start Tonight

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The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have activated veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list and transferred right hander Michael Wacha from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL in order to make a roster spot for the returning Wainwright.

Wainwright, 37, will first appearance since May 13 when he takes the mound tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wacha is likely done for the season.

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