The Puerto Rican baseball player of the St. Louis Cardinals, Yadier Molina, expressed the emotion he feels for leading Magellan Boaters for the 2022-23 season of the LVBP.
The Puerto Rican is already in what could be his last season in the Major Leagues, so he wants to debut as manager with Magallanes to start a new stage in his career.
"Venezuelan baseball is something that has always caught my attention," Molina said in an interview for US media.
“It is a circuit that has a lot of competition and the fans support it a lot. I am excited to be able to go to Venezuela to take my knowledge and support the youth,” he added.
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Throughout his career, the Puerto Rican has added 10 All-Star Games, two World Series rings and 9 Gold Gloves, qualities that he wants to implant in the Turkish ship.
Molina will have to continue with the legacy of Wilfredo Romero, who won the 13th title of the LVBP with the filibusters last season.
“I'm going to be honest, I don't know the league. But I am going to have many coaches who will be by my side who do have that knowledge and it will be a group effort. Decisions will be made by listening to advice,” he added.
“I like the idea of being under the pressure of managing Magallanes, to see how I react. I've heard good things about the ship's hobby. I am going to try to be champion again”, Yadier Molina concluded.