ST. LOUIS — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was on the ten-day injured listing Friday because of a strained proper thumb tendon. The 36-year-vintage, a 9-time All-Star, was hurt throughout Saturday against Atlanta and tried to play through the damage.
“It’s only a slight little tear between the thumb and the webbing, his proper finger, rather,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt stated. Shildt said the injury affected Molina’s batting. St. Louis stated the roster circulate turned retroactive to Wednesday.
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said the surgical treatment had not been mentioned.
“We did an MRI this morning, and that indicated that there are a few damages to the tendon in his thumb, throwing hand, and we’ll have him see a consultant this afternoon, as nicely,” Mozeliak said. “Probably have a better idea of maybe period and what to anticipate by way of someday the following morning.”
Matt Wieters gets most of the gambling time at the same time as Molina is sidelined. St. Louis selected the contract of Andrew Knizner from Triple-A Memphis. Molina batts .265 with four domestic runs and 33 RBIs, starting forty-nine of the Cardinals’ first fifty-three games. Knizner, 24, was batting .286 with five home runs and 17 RBIs at Memphis.
The Philadelphia Phillies are talking with the Seattle Mariners approximately in exchange for veteran Jay Bruce; a source advised ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Saturday.
Bruce no longer played in Seattle’s 6-three loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
“I have no information, really,” Bruce stated after the game. “I don’t have anything to discuss apart from what is on the internet. Everyone possibly knows that I’m available thru the change. So that’s nonetheless where we are, truly. I wouldn’t try to fleece you guys.”‘
The 32-year-old is hitting .212 with 14 domestic runs and 28 RBIs this season. He additionally has performed for the Mets, Indians, and Reds for the duration of his 12-year profession, hitting 300 home runs with 903 RBIs.
He hit home run No. 300 on Friday night while gambling first base in a 4-three victory over the Angels.
“You realize, a non-public beer bathe, this is probably my first one,” Bruce stated after Friday’s game. “It’s exact. Cold — it is very bloodless. If you had informed me I would hit my three hundredth home run playing first base for the Seattle Mariners, I probably might have known as you loopy.”
An outfielder for a good deal of his profession, Bruce became the 8th energetic player with 300 domestic runs and 300 doubles (he’s got 301), accomplished in 1,557 games. That listing includes Mariners teammate Edwin Encarnacion and the Angels’ Albert Pujols.
Bruce, who joined the Mariners as part of a seven-player change with the Mets in December, is beneath contract via the 2020 season, making $14 million each this season and next.
Upon getting off to a thirteen-2 start this season, the Mariners have fallen to 25-36 and are fifth in the American League West standings. The Phillies, meanwhile, lead the National League East with a 33-25 mark.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Bruce has a career .294 batting average at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, which ranks simplest in the back of Houston’s Minute Maid Park (.309) as his favorite vicinity to hit.