ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals say catcher Yadier Molina has undergone surgery and is expected to miss a month after being hit in the groin by a foul tip.
The Cardinals placed Molina on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. They said the eight-time All-Star is projected to miss at least four weeks with what the team called a “pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma.”
Molina left Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning after being hit in the groin when Kris Bryant a tipped 102-mph pitch from reliever Jordan Hicks. Molina immediately fell to the ground in pain and was replaced by Francisco Pena.
“That was a bad one, and those ones don’t necessarily felt better (the next day),” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said after the game. “It was hard to see.”
The 35-year-old Molina is hitting 272 with six home runs and 17 RBIs this season.