St. Louis Cardinals Extend Yadier Molina

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed catcher Yadier Molina to a one-year, $10 million extension. Last week, it was revealed that they were having discussions about one, so it is nice to see it come into fruition.

Now, Molina will be playing his 19th season with the Cardinals next season. That is such a fantastic achievement, as it is not very often that a player stays with one team this long, let alone stay in the league for that amount of time. Keep in mind, he also is a catcher, which makes the feat even more impressive. 

Over his illustrious career with St. Louis, Molina has won two World Series championships, nine Gold Glove Awards, a Silver Slugger Award and Roberto Clemente Award and is a 10-time All-Star. 

He is not slowing down much, either. Even at 39-years-old, Molina is still finding success at the plate. In 94 games this season, he has eight home runs, 51 RBIs and a .259 batting average. This was enough for him to be an All-Star yet again this season. 

In 2,119 career games with St. Louis, he has 168 home runs, 983 RBIs and a .280 batting average.

It will be so cool seeing the veteran come back again next season. He is a great figure for the game. 

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