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      All-Star catcher Yadier Molina out 8-12 weeks

      St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and will be sidelined eight to 12 weeks. The Cardinals recalled catcher Audrey Perez from Triple-A Memphis before Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh. Molina was injured Wednesday when he planted his hand for balance after sliding feet-first into third base in the second inning.

      He caught another half-inning before Tony Cruz hit for him in the third. Molina was voted to his sixth straight NL All-Star team Sunday and is a starter for the fourth time.

      He was hitting .287 with seven homers and 30 RBIs.

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