Yadier Molina ends up on the injured list with a knee infection

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals put Yadier Molina on the injured list Friday with a sore knee in his right knee, a severe blow to the backstop in his final season with the Cardinals.

Molina is on the injury list for the first time this season. The Cardinals recalled catcher Iván Herrera from Triple-A Memphis to fill the void.

The Cardinals have yet to announce a timeline for Molina’s return. Katie Woo with The Athletic reports that the 19-year veteran struggled with persistent knee pain throughout the 2022 season.

Molina and Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright are nine starts away from making history as the MLB battery with the most starts. The duo has made 316 career starts together. Wainwright will take on the Boston Red Sox in the Cardinals’ interleague series opener on Friday.

Before the injury, Molina was .213 with two homers and 10 RBI in 38 games this season. He also kicked out runners at a 38% clip. On Tuesday, Molina passed Hall of Famer catcher Ivan Rodriguez for the most putouts by a catcher in MLB history.

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