Yadier Molina is an All-Star yet again!
For the 10th time in his future Hall of Fame career, Molina is heading to the MLB All-Star Game, following an injury to San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey.
Despite the Cardinals’ struggles this season (they currently sit at 43-46, 9.5 games out of first place), Molina has been one of the bright spots for the team, both behind the plate and at in the batters box. His consistency does not go unnoticed.
The soon-to-be 39-year old is currently hitting .258 this season, with eight home runs to along with 62 hits in 420 at-bats.
Molina becomes the third Cardinal chosen for the game, joining third baseman Nolan Arenado and closing pitcher Alex Reyes on the National League All-Star Game.
Per ESPN, the additions of Molina and David Peralta, there are now 24 internationally born players on the All-Star roster, including players from the Dominican Republic (8), Venezuela (5), Japan (3), Cuba (2), Puerto Rico (2), Aruba (1), Australia (1), Canada (1) and Curaçao (1).
(Photo Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer)
(UPDATE: DUE TO A FOOT INJURY, MOLINA WILL NOT PLAY IN THE ALL-STAR GAME)