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BENGIE MOLINA RUMORS

Rangers hire Molina to complete coaching staff

The Texas Rangers have completed their coaching staff by hiring Bengie Molina as first base coach and catching instructor. Molina's hiring was announced Tuesday, when the Rangers also said Triple-A manager Bobby Jones will be the assistant hitting coach. The team had previously said Jones would be on manager Ron Washington's major league staff next season. Molina finished...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals C Molina out because of family situation

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not available against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night because of what St. Louis manager Mike Matheny called "a family situation." Molina and his brother, assistant hitting coach Bengie Molina, were not at the stadium at the start of the game. Yadier Molina is hitting .318 with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs in 120 games...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina, Mike Matheny ejected in third inning of Sunday’s game against Giants

With two outs in the third inning and runners on first and second base, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina hit a ball deep in the hole to shortstop. San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford somehow knocked it down with a diving play. Then, with the slow-footed Molina running down the line, gunned the ball across the diamond and threw out Molina by half a step. Molina...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengie Molina returns to AT&T Park with Cardinals

Bengie Molina hustled out to the third base line to warm cheers, took his spot next to his St. Louis teammates and raised his arm to acknowledge the San Francisco fans. Nearly 2 1/2 years later, Molina got his standing ovation Friday for his role in the Giants' run to the 2010 World Series title - despite playing for the Texas Rangers in the matchup. The former catcher returned...
Via Fox Sports
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Why so many bad hitters become hitting coaches

The thought about hitting coaches has been rolling around inside the noggin for quite a while and was crystallized last night at the news the Cardinals were seeking to make Bengie Molina their assistant hitting coach. Molina played thirteen years and was not a terrible hitter. Molina, one of the slowest players ever to play baseball even hit for the cycle once while visiting Fenway...
Via The Flagrant Fan
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengie Molina finally becoming a Cardinal?

The St. Louis Cardinals reportedly plan to hire a familiar name as their new assistant hitting coach.
Via stlcardinals.scout.com
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Big Money Bengie Molina Retires

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that catcher Bengie Molina has retired. Molina didn’t play in 2011, but never officially announced his retirement either.   Big Money was great with the San Francisco Giants young pitching staff. Molina came through with a lot of clutch hits for the Giants as well. I’m sure everyone remembers him clogging the bases when he would get...

Former Halso catcher hopes to catch on as coach

Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. That was a quick transition. Three days after officially announcing his retirement as a player, former Angels catcher Bengie Molina was in camp as a guest instructor Tuesday, a three-day gig he hopes might turn into something more long-term. "I'm just trying to help as many kids as I can, and maybe it will be the beginning of something,"...
Via Fox Sports West
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengie Molina announces his retirement

Grab some pine, meat. Or at least a fishing pole. Former Giants catcher Bengie Molina has retired, according to Comcast SportsNet’s <a title="CSN Bay Area: "Former Giant Molina surprised, honored by retirement bash"" href="http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/giants-talk/post/EXCLUSIVE-Molina-surprised-honored-by-re?blockID=658550&feedID=5879" target...
Via 22gigantes
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Molina brothers enjoying another World Series

ST. LOUIS A member of the Texas Rangers team that lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series last year, Bengie Molina is back at the Fall Classic again. But it's not with the Rangers or Cardinals, two teams he once thought he might play for this season. It's to support baby brother Yadier, the Cardinals All-Star catcher who had three hits in Monday's Game...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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