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November 24th in Rays History!

The end of the Jose Molina era

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

On November 24th, 2014 the Jose Molina era in Tampa Bay came to an end as the Rays released their three year long, framing extraordinaire following a historically awful season at the plate. Cole Figueroa was also released along with Molina.

Molina still had one year left on his contract with the team, so the Rays had to eat the remaining $2.75 million that was owed to Molina in 2015.

Over the course of his three seasons with Tampa Bay, Molina slashed .213/.271/.286 with 10 home runs over 281 games. Molina also put up -0.7 WAR over that time, while batting way below average as he held a wRC+ of 58, including a dreadful mark of 21 wRC+ in 2014.

The release signaled the end of Jose Molina's professional catching career as he was unable to find another playing job during the 2015 season and has since taken a position with the Los Angeles Angels as a catching coordinator.