Rays place Jose Molina on release waivers

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The Rays have placed catcher Jose Molina on release waivers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Infielder Cole Figueroa was also placed on release waivers.

Molina, 39, was designated for assignment on Thursday. If Molina clears release waivers by Wednesday, he will have been officially released by the Rays. He is still owed $2.75 million. The catcher had a miserable year at the plate in 2014, finishing with a .178/.230/.187 triple-slash line with no home runs and 10 RBI in 247 plate appearances.