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Molina Again Excels in Crunch Time

Molina's big hit (The First Hour)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina powered his Carolina Giants club into the Puerto Rican Winter League semifinals with a clutch three-run double in extra innings of a one-game playoff. Winter rest for the busy Molina could begin anywhere from several weeks to a month in the future. Yet Spring Training starts in just five weeks…

Starting with our previous Winter League reports, stlcardinals.scout.com remains the only Cardinals news source reporting that catcher Yadier Molina has been playing in his Puerto Rican homeland, against the organization's wishes. Coming into the final weekend of regular season play, Molina had warmed up a bit at the plate, raising his winter average to .203. He had three doubles and a home run...

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