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Tuesday June 25th 2024


Jose Molina, Old Yankee Stadium Hero, Now a Blue Jay

to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, the man who hit the final homer in original Yankee Stadium history, Jose Molina, has signed a one-year, $400,000 deal with the Blue Jays with a 2011 team option worth $1.2 million.

The Yankees acquired Molina back in 2007 when they traded minor leaguer Jeff Kennard for him near the July deadline.

Molina played well enough down the stretch in 2007—in 29 games he had a 101 OPS+—to earn himself a two-year, $4 million deal.

In 2008 Molina was relied upon much more than the Yankees anticipated when Jorge Posada dealt with shoulder injuries. Defensively he did everything the Yankees needed, but offensively there was a lot to be desired, as he managed to put up only a 51 OPS+ in 2008 and then ...

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