Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:59:41 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan (undisclosed) was scratched Friday, July 11, with soreness in his left side. C Jose Molina will catch and bat eighth.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:45:28 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Molina may be an option for the St. Louis Cardinals to replace C Yadier Molina (thumb), in the opinion of ESPN's Buster Olney, who believes the Rays will listen to a trade offer.
Fantasy Tip: Molina would only be valuable as a league crossover commodity for NL-only players. He has done little at the plate, as usual.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:29:11 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan will catch Game 2 of the doubleheader Friday, June 27. Manager Joe Maddon wanted Jose Molina to catch SP Alex Colome in the opener.
Sat, 31 May 2014 12:50:06 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SS Yunel Escobar (quadriceps) and C Jose Molina are not in the starting lineup against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 31. C Ali Solis will make his first major league start behind the plate.
Wed, 28 May 2014 15:34:13 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon doesn't think C Ryan Hanigan (hamstring) will need to stay on the disabled list past the 15 days required. C Jose Molina will do most of the catching in the meantime, although C Ali Solis will be mixed in.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:52:21 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays Cs Ryan Hanigan and Jose Molina might end up with an even split of playing time this season, as both catchers are great defensively but are question marks with the bat.
Fantasy Tip: Neither catcher is very intriguing as a backup catcher in an AL-only league, but Hanigan probably has slightly more upside with the stick. However, if playing time is split evenly, neither is probably worth a selection.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:09:16 -0800
The Washington Nationals may be interested in Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton as a backup catcher to C Wilson Ramos. The Rays are trying to shed Lobaton's $950,000 salary, but they also do not need a third catcher because of the presence of C Ryan Hanigan and C Jose Molina.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 11:23:35 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays are using C Jose Lobaton as trade bait, although he could be brought to spring training camp as insurance in case Jose Molina or Ryan Hanigan gets injured.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:20:06 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan is expected to become the team's primary catcher next season with C Jose Molina serving as the backup.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:33:40 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays officially re-signed C Jose Molina to a two-year, $4.5 million deal Tuesday, Dec. 3. He hit .233 with two home runs and 18 RBIs in 99 games last season.