Report: Blue Jays 'have interest in' legendary catcher Yadier Molina

MLB analyst Jon Morosi joined Lead Off to discuss this franchise becoming a desired destination for free agents, and how close he believes the team is away from being World Series contenders.

The Toronto Blue Jays may not be done making big splashes in the position player free agent pool.

According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the Jays "have interest" and "have been in contact with" future Hall of Fame catcher Yadier Molina, who is currently a free agent.

Heyman adds that the expectations are that Molina will return to the St. Louis Cardinals for an 18th season and that the Blue Jays aren't the only team that has shown interest.

Molina, 38, was widely regarded as one of the top catchers in baseball in his prime and still hit an impressive .262/.303/.359 in 2020, with four home runs and 16 RBIs.

The nine-time Gold Glove winner and two-time World Series champion would bring a strong veteran leadership presence in the Blue Jays clubhouse, especially for young catcher Danny Jansen and Alejandro Kirk.

However, the Cardinals' recent acquisition of Nolan Arenado from the Rockies and the re-signing of Molina's long-time battery-mate Adam Wainwright suggests St. Louis will make a very competitive offer to retain the veteran catcher.

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