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Cards GM says Molina deal "not done" but he's "optimistic"

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he's "hopeful" to have a new contract for Yadier Molina before opening day but said a deal was "not done" as of Thursday night.

Molina homered in a game against St. Louis' top minor league affiliate while reports surfaced that he's nearing a new contract agreement. Fox Sports reported during the game that Molina and the Cardinals are finalizing a three-year deal worth between $55 million and $65 million.

"We're optimistic. We're hopeful," Mozeliak said. "But it's not complete yet."

Molina has said he wants a contract finalized before the season opens Sunday night. He said...