On the list of worst-case scenarios for baseball catchers, this sequence has got to rank somewhere near the top: getting nailed in the junk by a deflected 102-mph fastball; requiring surgery for anything having to do with getting nailed in the junk by a deflected 102-mph fastball. But that appears to be the situation for Yadier Molina, whose junk absorbed the impact of a deflected 102-mph fastball on Saturday. Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina underwent surgery Saturday night after being hit in his groin area by a foul ball in that afternoon’s game at Busch Stadium, according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak.
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Molina will reportedly be out for a month. Cardinals catching prospect Carson Kelly will reportedly join the team starting Sunday. You hate to think of what surgery and a month of recovery means about the injury to Molina’s dick and balls. Godspeed.