Yadier Molina to File Retirement Papers This Week

On Monday, it was reported that Albert Pujols had filed his retirement papers.

Now, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that catcher Yadier Molina will officially file his retirement papers before the conclusion of the World Series. 

Molina is set to manage Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic this offseason. 

The forty-year-old catcher played 19 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals and won a pair of World Series titles with the club. In addition, Molina is a 10-time All-Star, nine-times Gold Glove, four-time Platinum Glove and one-time Silver Slugger. 
Over his 19-season career, Molina has 2,168 hits, 176 home runs, 1,022 RBIs, and a .277/.327/.399 slash line. He's spent all 19 seasons of his major league career with the Cardinals. 

Molina, along with longtime teammate Albert Pujols, will be eligible for induction into Cooperstown as members of the class of 2028.
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