"He's had that hand beat up pretty good all year," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
Television cameras caught Molina bent over in pain as backup catcher Eli Whiteside strapped on his gear to enter the game.Molina, 35, has been extremely durable during his three-year Giants tenure. He appeared in a career-high 134 games in 2007 and topped that with 145 last year. Thursday was Molina's 130th game. He's second on the team with 18 home runs and 75 RBIs.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.