Jose Molina and Rays agree to $1.8 million deal
Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $1.8
million, one-year contract.
Molina gets a $1.5 million salary for next season under Monday’s
agreement, and the Rays hold a $1.8 million option for 2013 with a
The 36-year-old hit a career-best .281 this year with three
homers and 15 RBIs in 55 games. He is keeping up his tour of the AL
East following stints with the New York Yankees (2007-09) and
Toronto (2010-11). He has thrown of 62 of 170 runners attempting to
steal in the last four seasons, at 36.5 the top percentage in the
The brother of Bengie and Yadier Molina, he also has played for
the Chicago Cubs (1999) and the Angels (2001-07).