Yadier Molina has had an illustrious career.
He’s been an All-Star 10 times, has won nine Gold Glove Awards, and has won two World Series rings with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Now, the future Hall-of-Famer is prepared for his final season in the big leagues after receiving an extension last August for one year and $10 million.
Molina has seen it all and continues to chase records alongside Adam Wainwright.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today that the legendary catcher has officially arrived at Cardinals’ camp as he gets ready for one last ride with Wainwright before both of them call it a career.
Catcher Yadier Molina has arrived at #stlcards camp.
— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) March 21, 2022
A St. Louis Legend
Molina is in rare company.
Not many players have spent their entire careers with just one team.
It’s just something that doesn’t happen that much anymore.
But Molina is loyal to the St. Louis fanbase and there is no other place he wants to be.
He wants to win in St. Louis, and the Cardinals certainly have the talent to do that.
It would be nice to see Wainwright and Molina ride off into the sunset together after winning one more championship.
The two have shared many great moments with one another.
It was Molina who hit the go-ahead home run in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS against the New York Mets.
It was Molina who was behind the plate when Wainwright struck out Carlos Beltran to close out the Mets and when Wainwright closed out the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.
Molina may be turning 40 in July, but he still is a serviceable player with plenty left in the tank and much more to accomplish in his final season.NEXT: Cardinals Waiting For Answers On Jack Flaherty