Senior Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak made the announcement on Monday about the two players. Mozeliak said that Wacha and Molina have both shown continued improvement in their rehabilitation. Molina will report to Springfield on Tuesday for a full workout while Wacha is scheduled to throw a “live” batting practice session to the team on Wednesday.
Wacha (5-5, 2.79 ERA) has been shut down since June 18 with a right shoulder stress reaction. Last year’s NLCS MVP was supposed to be a key to the Cardinals making another run at the postseason in 2014. Nobody saw this coming and the Cardinals pitching hurts because of it.
After for Molina, he has been out since July 10 after tearing a ligament in his right thumb on a bad slide. It required surgery and that meant missing several weeks. Molina is hitting .287 with 7 home runs and 30 RBI this year.
With the September 1st call-ups happening in just a matter of days, injury rehab for the two are of the utmost importance. After the first of the month, minor league seasons are over with the exception of those teams that are playing in the postseason.