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Yadier Molina drops appeal, serves one-game suspension Wednesday


Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was suspended one game for his role in Sunday’s dust-up with the Diamondbacks. Molina was going to appeal his suspension, but chose to drop it and serve his one game on Wednesday afternoon as his team took on the Brewers, MLB.com’s Joe Trezza reports.

Molina caught all 11 innings against the Brewers on Tuesday night, so he was likely going to get the day off on Wednesday anyway.

Molina is hitting .256/.267/.488 with three homers and six RBI in 45 plate appearances so far this season.

CC Sabathia hopes to play one more year

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Back in May, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said he’d retire if the Yankees won the World Series. That still may be the plan, but he recently told MLB.com that he’s going to try to pitch in 2019, health willing:

“I’m start to start. I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I’m done. But if I can stay healthy — if my knee holds up — hopefully I’ll play one more.”

Sabathia is enjoying a nice late-career renaissance, having transformed himself from the dominant lefty he used to be to a crafty one over the past several seasons. Sabathia will turn 38 on Saturday, but he’s having another solid season. He has a 3.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts.

Will a World Series decide whether he hangs ’em up? Will his knee? Guess we’ll know by November.