Sunday, November 8, 2009
#773) GUSTAVO MOLINA
Gustavo Molina was signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on December 4, 2007. He was invited to major league spring training camp in 2008, but started the season with Triple-A New Orleans. His contract was purchased from the Zephyrs on April 24th when the Mets designated outfielder, Brady Clark for assignment. Starting catcher, Brian Schneider was suffering through an infected thumb and the team was in need of another catcher. Gustavo would only appear in two games for the Mets during the 2008 season, but both of these were at Shea Stadium. He was returned to the minor leagues on May 3rd after Moises Alou needed his roster spot and Schneider had recovered. Molina was brought back to New York after September 1st when rosters expanded, but never entered another game before the season ended. Gustavo signed as a free agent with the Washington Nationals for the 2009 season.
Gustavo Molina signed his card in the set for me after a game when the Syracuse Chiefs visited the Indianapolis Indians on May 16, 2009.