Yadier Molina wants to play again before the season is over

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Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had to leave Monday night’s game against the Cubs after taking two foul tips off of his face mask in the seventh inning. He left with the aid of a trainer and vomited before getting to the dugout.

Molina, though, says the nausea has already subsided. MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch reports that Molina wants to play again this season, perhaps as early as Thursday.

The Cardinals have six games left and trail the Rockies for the second NL Wild Card slot by 2.5 games. Any combination of four Cardinal losses and Rockie wins will eliminate them, so the odds are long. As a result, the club may not feel super motivated to rush Molina back.

Molina, 35, signed a three-year extension with the Cardinals earlier this year which will pay him $20 million per season through 2020. The Cardinals will also be thinking about that investment when they decide whether or not to allow Molina to return before the regular season is over.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.