Molina to return to St. Louis in 2022

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St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina celebrates after hitting an RBI single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina is staying with the St. Louis Cardinals, agreeing to a one-year contract that covers what could be his final season in 2022.

St. Louis announced the deal with its longtime catcher before its matchup with Detroit.

The 39-year-old Molina broke into the majors with the Cardinals in 2004 and never left. The 10-time All-Star helped the team win the World Series in 2006 and 2011. He has 2,089 career hits, 168 homers and 983 RBIs.

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