Yadier Molina Contract Extension: Cardinals Will Make Announcement At 1PM CT Press Conference On Thursday

On Wednesday, rumors that the St. Louis Cardinals and star catcher Yadier Molina reached an agreement on a 5-year, $75 million contract extension began to surface via Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, and Ken Rosenthal reported that Molina will be guaranteed more than $60 million. It appears the Cardinals are now ready to announce something official on Thursday. The Twitter account of Major League Baseball revelaed that the St. Louis Cardinals will be holding a press conference to announce Molina's contract extension at 1 p.m. CT on Thursday.

Molina is 29 years old, has achieved a 103 OPS+ over the last three seasons and owns a .274/.331/.377 triple-slash line in his eight-year MLB career. He is a great defensive catcher who strikes fear in the hearts of potential base stealers and has very durable during his time with the team.

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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