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.
Molina has sprained right thumb. Happened in awkward slide unto first last might.— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) August 2, 2012
Molina will have xrays Friday in St. Louis.— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) August 2, 2012
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.
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