Yadier Molina is known as a professional baseball catcher. Yadier Molina plays for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major league Baseball.
On July 13, 1982, Yadier Benjamin Molina was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. As of now, he is already 40 years old and his zodiac sign is Cancer. As per his nationality, he is a Puerto Rican and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. He was born to his father named Benjamin Molina Sr and his mother named Gladys Matta.
His father walked as a tools technician and 2nd base as an amateur. Also, he attended Maestro Ladislao Martinez high school. In addition, he has siblings named Bengie Molina and Jose Molina. As per the sources, his siblings are also professional baseball players.
In 2004, Yadier Molina was signed by the Cardinals. Finally, he made his debut in the MLB for the Cardinals on 3rd June. In 2005, he struggled with injuries and saw a drop off in his offensive performance in his rookie season.
Later on, he and the Cardinals agreed to a four-year, $15.5 million deal with a club option for a fifth. Thus, it cemented his position as their starting catcher on 14th January 2008.
In the upcoming years 2011, 2012, and 2017, his next contracts came. He had already recorded a lot as far as his stats are concerned, viewing from 2004. It was before going down due to an injury.
In addition, he has appeared in 1799 games making 6281 At Bats, 621 Runs, and 1780 Hits. The player has made 342 doubles, 465 Walks, 7 Triples, 137 home runs, and 817 Runs Batted In. As per the sources, he has recorded 687 Strikeouts and an average of .283.
More about his career
Becoming just the third Cardinals player to hit an Opening Day grand slam, he connected for a grand slam. It was after following Mark McGwire and Scott Rolen on 5th April 2010. With the Cardinals worth $75 million through 2017, he signed a 5 years extension.
He expressed his plan to retire following the 2020 season when his contract would expire, in January 2018. In his career, he has made a lot of achievements including becoming a World Series champion twice.
Therefore, he also made the 8 All-Star teams thus far, winning the Gold Glove Award from 2008 to 2015. Additionally, he also won 4 Platinum Glove Awards and a Silver Sluggard Award.
Also, he was named to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. At the World Baseball Classic, he played for Puerto Rico. The team ended with a silver in 2013 as well as 2017.
Fortunately, he got to make the All-World Baseball Classic Team, in both years. As a member of the MLB All-Stars, he was selected to be part of the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series, on 10th September 2018.
Overall, Yadier Molina has undoubtedly established a successful career. And, also he has signed a number of deals and his estimated net worth is $45 million. Also, he has been working with the brands like New Balance, M4, and T-Mobile.
Yadier Molina is a married man and is married to Wanda Torres. Since 2007, the couple has been living a happy married life. They were together in high school and have been together since then.
In 2008, they were blessed with a child named Yanuell Molina. Later on, in 2010, they had a child named Arianna Molina. Without any disturbance, the couple has been living a blissful life together.
Yadier Molina is very handsome and has a good-looking personality. He has a very good height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.8 m. 180 cm). Similarly, he has been maintaining his weight as a player and his body weight is about 93 kg and has black hair and brown pairs of eyes.
He has his Instagram account named @Yadier_marciano_molina, with 916k followers. In August 2010, he joined Twitter with an account named @Yadimolina04. As of 2022, his account has 417.6k followers.