Apr 20, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina (28) is congratulated by first base coach George Hendrick (25) at first base after he singled against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Catcher Jose Molina is staying with the Tampa Bay Rays, finalizing a $4.5 million, two-year contract.
The 38-year-old, whose deal was announced Monday night, has spent the last two seasons with the Rays. He started a career-high 87 games and batted .233 with two homers and 18 RBIs in 99 games.
The veteran of 14 major league seasons, who had become a free agent, is a .238 career hitter with 39 homers and 213 RBIs.
The Rays also did not tender contracts to outfielder Sam Fuld, and relief pitcher Wesley Wright.