December 28, 2009

Molina Featured Yankee Card of the Week

Jose Molina’s career with the Yankees is most likely over, so I thought he was worth remembering him before he is forgotten.

Molina was a fine backup catcher for the past three seasons, playing as many as 100 games in 2008. He was a dreadful hitter, but he certainly had the defensive skills to make up for it — your prototypical backup catcher.

He threw out 38 percent of base stealers with the Yankees in 126 opportunities. His best play in recent memory was picking off Jayson Werth at first base in Game 2 of the World Series.

However, Molina also will forever be the answer to this trivia question: “Who was the last player to hit a homer in the old Yankee Stadium?” Of all people, Molina?

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