JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Yadier Molina is back, and both he and the St. Louis Cardinals couldn’t be happier.
After missing the first week of camp for personal reasons, the 39-year-old Molina arrived at the Cardinals’ complex on Monday for what will likely be his final spring training.
When St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol welcomed Molina back during a closed team meeting, the cheers and applause from his teammates could be heard outside the concrete building.
Prior to that, a grinning Molina couldn’t take more than a handful of steps without a different teammate walking over to embrace him.
By CHUCK KING, AP Sports Writer