ST. LOUIS (AP) -St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will be sidelined four to six weeks with a fractured left wrist.
The Cardinals placed Molina on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and purchased the contract of catcher Brian Esposito from Triple-A Memphis. Esposito, 28, will be making his major league debut.
The team's medical staff described the injury as a non-displaced fracture that will be splinted and immobilized. Molina left Tuesday's game against the Rockies in Denver in the fourth inning after being hit by a foul tip an inning earlier.
Molina, the youngest of three catching brothers in the major leagues, was batting .273 with one homer and 12 RBIs. Backup catcher Gary Bennett was batting .227 in 44 at-bats with two RBIs.

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