Yadier Molina named to NL All-Star Team after Buster Posey injury

It will be Molina's ninth All Star selection

Although Buster Posey is situated to bat second on Monday against the Chicago Cubs, the San Francisco catcher, and former Seminole, will be unavailable for the upcoming All-Star Game.

Molina himself is now day-to-day with a shoulder injury, though obviously it's not bad enough to keep him out of the All-Star Game. Now, we have learned his replacement: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. It will be Molina's ninth All-Star selection.

Molina, 35, certainly has All-Star numbers this season. This season, he's hitting.278/.320/.495 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 231 plate appearances.

"It's kind of one of those things that's off and on throughout the year", Posey said.

Should they keep Posey out of any games to allow his hip to heal, the Giants will pivot to 34-year-old Nick Hundley as their primary backstop. You could tell. All of you can tell.

"It's flared up on him and he missed some time because of it not too long ago and our hope is to make it through this week and then we can give him this injection", Bochy said. "The break will serve him well".

Molina joins fellow catchers Willson Contreras and J.T. Realmuto on the NL All-Star squad.

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