Jose Molina has 2-year agreement with #rays. Said to be for $4.5M for the 2.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 24, 2013
Molina has bounced around since debuting with the Cubs in 1999. He spent the last two seasons in Tampa Bay, appearing in 201 games while splitting time behind the plate primarily with Jose Lobaton. Molina hit .233/.290/.304 last year with just two home runs and 18 RBIs. He's always been regarded as a solid defensive backstop and threw out 23 of 79 would-be base stealers in 2013.
Molina will turn 38 next year, and given all of the mileage he's racked up over the years, a lesser role seems likely going forward. What he will provide is a quality veteran presence in the clubhouse, especially as the Rays continue bringing their young prospects up to the big leagues.