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Molina To Have Surgery On Thumb; Could Miss 8-12 Weeks

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St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina looks for feeling in his left hand after trying to slide into third base in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina looks for feeling in his left hand after trying to slide into third base in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Cardinals Catcher Yadier Molina won’t be behind the plate any time soon.

According to Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak, Molina has torn ligaments in his right thumb and will undergo surgery.

A subdued St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina speaks to reporters in the clubhouse at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 10, 2014. Molina will have surgery on 7/11/2014 to repair a torn ligament in his thumb injured on a slide into third base on 7/9/2014. Molina, scheduled to be the starting catcher in the 2014 All-Star game, will now be out of action for 10-12 weeks. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

A subdued St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina speaks to reporters in the clubhouse at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 10, 2014. Molina will have surgery on 7/11/2014 to repair a torn ligament in his thumb injured on a slide into third base on 7/9/2014. Molina, scheduled to be the starting catcher in the 2014 All-Star game, will now be out of action for 10-12 weeks. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mozeliak believes Molina could miss 8-12 weeks of the season.

Molina injured his thumb while sliding into third base during last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mozeliak says he is confident in back-up catcher Tony Cruz. The team has also called up Audry Perez.

Yadi was disappointed to say the least:

KMOX’s Mike Claiborne broke the news on the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX this afternoon.

Claiborne on Molina Injury

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