Gustavo Molina
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Gustavo Molina
Gustavo Molina
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Molina with the New York Mets
Free agent
Catcher
Born: (1982-02-24) February 24, 1982 (age 37)
La Guaira, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 2, 2007, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2011 season)
Batting average.128
Home runs0
Runs batted in1
Teams

Gustavo Molina (born February 24, 1982) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher who is currently a free agent. Molina bats and throws right-handed.

Career

Chicago White Sox

Molina was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago White Sox on January 3, 2000. He spent seven years in the minor leagues with the White Sox organization before making his major league debut on April 2, 2007, with the White Sox. He was on the White Sox' opening day roster due to backup catcher Toby Hall being placed on the disabled list. During Molina's short one-and-a-half month tenure with the White Sox, he went 1-18 with one RBI. He got his first hit against the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field. Shortly after, once Hall returned, he was sent down to the minors.

Baltimore Orioles

On July 30, 2007, Molina was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles, who immediately sent him to play with the Bowie Baysox, the Orioles' Double-A team.[1]

New York Mets

In December 2007, Molina signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and became a free agent at the end of the season.

Washington Nationals

On December 23, 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals.

Boston Red Sox

On January 29, 2010 the Boston Red Sox signed Molina to a minor league contract. On June 29, 2010, he was purchased to replace Víctor Martínez, who was placed on the DL. On July 18, he was designated for assignment. Molina was one of six catchers Boston used during the 2010 season.

New York Yankees

Molina signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the New York Yankees for the 2011 season.[2] He made six plate appearances for the Yankees, recording one hit before being optioned back to Triple-A. For the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Molina recorded a .239 batting average, two home runs and 17 runs batted in. He was designated for assignment on August 19, and returned to the minors.[3] For the 2012 season, Molina re-signed with the Yankees organization, and opened the season with their AA Eastern League affiliate in Trenton.

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

He became a free agent from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs after the 2016 season.

Bridgeport Bluefish

On June 29, 2017, Molina signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He became a free agent on November 1, 2017 when the Bridgeport Bluefish folded.

See also

References

  1. ^ Press Release announcing waiver claim
  2. ^ http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2010/12/15/yankees-announce-prior-signing-plus-spring-training-invites/
  3. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Yankees Claim Laffey, Designate Gustavo Molina". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 2011.

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