ST. LOUIS, MO., April 27, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to this evening’s game that they have placed catcher Yadier Molina (right foot tendon strain) on the 10-day Injured List and recalled catcher Ali Sánchez (pronounced AH-lee) from the team’s Alternate Training Site.
Sánchez, 24, was acquired by the Cardinals for cash considerations from the New York Mets in February. The right-handed hitting Sánchez, a native of Venezuela, made his Major League debut last season, appearing in five games with the Mets.
Sánchez appeared in six games this spring, and had a homer and 2 RBI in his five Grapefruit League at-bats.
Molina, 38, is off to one of the best starts of his career, leading the Cardinals in batting (.323), doubles (5), home runs (5) and RBI (14). It is just the ninth time in his 18-year Major League career that Molina has been placed on the Injured List.
Sánchez wears uniform no. 41.