May 25, 2024

St. Louis Cardinals announce Yadier Molina’s new position with team

Yadier Molina was named special assistant to the president of baseball operations by the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The new role’s responsibilities were not disclosed by the team, but an MLB insider recently revealed that it would not be a full-time position.

The storied Cardinals catcher will not play a full-time role with the team in the upcoming season, according to a social media post by ESPN’s Enrique Rojas and the Spanish-language website GrandesEnLosDeportes.com, citing “family matters.” According to Rojas, Molina will join the team as a special advisor and make scheduled visits during the regular season and spring training.

Molina played for the Cardinals for 19 years, but he only paid a few trips to St. Louis in 2023.

Daniel Descalso, another of Molina’s former teammates, is scheduled to join the coaching staff in 2024. The 2011 World Series Champion will be the Cardinals’ bench coach in 2024, the team announced earlier this month.

 

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