The Rays never really had a catching hole because they signed Jose Molina pretty quickly. They’ll pay him $1.5 million for another year and then there’s a club option for 2013 at another $1.5 million.
It’ll be interesting how much time Molina gets. He’s been used primarily as a backup for the better part of his career so my bet is he ends up splitting time with one of the younger backstops. Still, Molina is never going to win a batting title, but he hit .281 last year and he’s one of the best defenders in the game. I like the move because it’s low cost, just for a year and it frees up some much needed funds for some other spots where the Rays need help at.
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