Catcher Jose Molina

by admin ~ June 15th, 2009

 

Recently, I started looking into the Yankee catchers and see which one is popular with the fans and which one is earning more than the other. A player finally did caught my eye.

Jose Benjamin Molina Matta is one of the four (4) New York Yankees catcher this 2009. His earning salary is $2.125M as of 2009. Even though, his paycheck is not as high as the other Yankee catchers, like Jorge Posada.

 Jose Molina and 2 of his brothers’ Benjie and Yadier Molina are all in the MLB. They are the only three brothers in MLB history to all win World Series Championship rings.

He signed a 2-year contract with the New York Yankees in September 21, 2008. He was known for hitting the last home run in the original Yankee stadium in the Yankees final game at the ballpark against the Baltimore Orioles.

Molina throws and bats with his right hand. His experience in baseball is quite a handful of 9 years. As of May 2009, Jose Molina has a batting average of .238, 20 HRs, 121 runs batted in, and .618 on-base plus slugging.

In some testimonials on one of the popular websites that I have encountered, a lot of fans are actually doting for him. In fact, some thinks he is the best player of the New York Yankees (and Yes I agree we can be biased when we root for our favorite players) looking for him and wanting him to be back on the field; his been on disabled list since May 10th when he strained his quadriceps (a group of muscles on the backside of the thigh).

The catcher’s rehabilitation has taken longer than expected. Molina is expected to be the No. 2 catcher before end of June 2009 if he continues to progress.