Red Sox sign catcher Gustavo Molina
|01.29.10 at 1:10 am ET|
The Red Sox have signed catcher Gustavo Molina to a minor league contract. The 27-year-old Molina — who is no relation to the catching brothers, Javier, Bengie, and Yadier Molina — spent last season in the Washington Nationals organization, playing in 72 games for Triple A Syracuse.
Molina last played in the major leagues with the New York Mets, appearing in two games in the 2008 season. The Venezuela native played in combined 17 big league games with the Orioles and White Sox in ’07. He has four hits in 34 at-bats (.118) during his time in the majors.
After 762 minor league games Molina has a career .235 batting average with 46 home runs.
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