The Cardinals have positioned catcher Yadier Molina on the 10-day injured checklist with a proper foot tendon pressure, Zachary Silver of MLB.com tweets. The crew recalled catcher Ali Sanchez in a corresponding transfer.
Molina suffered the harm final Friday in opposition to the Reds, forcing him to depart early and miss the Cardinals’ video games over the weekend. Nevertheless, he did return to their lineup Monday in Philadelphia.
The Cardinals’ offense ranks a middle-of-the-pack 14th in runs scored and a less-than-stellar twenty third in wRC+, although Molina has actually completed his half. Re-signed to a one-year, $9MM contract within the offseason, the career-long Card has batted a wonderful .323/.366/.631 with 5 residence runs in 71 plate appearances. Behind the plate, the nine-time Gold Glove winner has thrown out an above-average 29 p.c of would-be base thieves.
With Molina touchdown on the shelf, Andrew Knizner will deal with the first catching duties throughout a grueling stretch through which St. Louis will play 13 video games in 13 days. Knizner has totaled 21 PA this yr and hit a good .263/.333/.368.