Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina
9:54 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

'Yadi' Wins Fifth Gold Glove

Catcher Yadier Molina, shown here with Jaime Garcia after a win in 2011, has won his fifth Gold Glove.
Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

It's not a World Series ring, but Yadier Molina is collecting baseball hardware. 

The St. Louis Cardinals' catcher won his fifth Rawlings Gold Glove award, which is decided by managers and and coaches. He is the first Cardinals catcher to win the award five times, and the first Cardinal since Jim Edmonds to take home five Gold Gloves in a row.

Molina is also considered a contender for the National League's Most Valuable Player, which will be announced Nov. 15.

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Yadier Molina
1:55 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Molina signs five-year extension with Cardinals

Yadier Molina, shown here, at left, with Jaime Garcia after a May 2011 win against the Milwaukee Brewers, has signed a 5-year, $75 million contract that keeps him in a Cardinals uniform until 2017
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will be wearing the birds and the bat until 2017.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Thursday that Molina, a four-time Gold Glove winner, had signed a five-year, $75 million contract, with a mutual option for a sixth season.

The 29-year-old Molina has spent his entire career with the Cardinals. General manager John Mozeliak says the team considers him to be the best catcher in baseball.

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Yadier Molina / St. Louis Cardinals
9:59 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Cardinals' Molina wins fourth straight Gold Glove

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina signs an autograph for Joplin High School baseball player Tyler Russell before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 18, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's 2011 season won't only end with a team-earned World Series win, but also a personal accomplishment. Molina has garnered his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove award.

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