MLB Offseason 2012: St. Louis Cardinals And Yadier Molina Resume Contract Talks

The St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly resumed talks with C Yadier Molina's agent, Melvin Roman, about a possible contract extension for the Gold Glove backstop. The two sides put the contract talks on hold February 19, but have quickly reignited as the Cardinals look to lock up the coveted 29-year-old.

Yadier Molina, one of three Molina brothers to play in the majors, hit and impressive .305/.349/.465 in 2011 with 14 homers. St. Louis picked up his $7 million option during the winter, but given his strong 2011 season and his always-superb defensive reputation, he would likely make a star free agent at the end of 2012.

Molina has spent his entire career with the St. Louis Cardinals since being drafted in the 4th round of the 2000 Rule 4 Draft.

For more on the St. Louis Cardinals, head over to Viva El Birdos, SB Nation's Cards blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more breaking news and updates concerning all matters St. Louis sports, and MLB Daily Dish for all your MLB rumors and news.

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