Yadier Molina Injury: Cardinals Catcher Has Sprained Right Thumb, Will Have X-Rays Friday

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is out of the team's lineup on Thursday because of a sprained right thumb; the injury apparently happened on a slide into first base on Wednesday.

Related: Cardinals Vs. Rockies Preview: St. Louis Eyes Series Sweep On Thursday

Molina is hitting .310/.359/.506 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI this season.

Tony Cruz will handle the catching in Molina's place as the Cardinals go for a sweep of the Rockies in Colorado on Thursday night.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos. Be sure to check out MLB Daily Dish and Baseball Nation for even more coverage across Major League Baseball.

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