Y. Molina applauds Posey for winning MVP

Y. Molina applauds Posey for winning MVP

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants held an on-field ceremony prior to Saturday's game to present catcher Buster Posey with the National League's Most Valuable Player Award. Catcher Yadier Molina was not among the more than a dozen Cardinals player to line the dugout railing and watch the ceremony, but he did go out of his way to congratulate Posey.

Molina and Posey -- arguably the game's two best catchers -- shared some words as Posey came to bat in the first inning of Friday's game. It was Molina, who finished fourth in the MVP voting, who sought out the moment.

"I congratulated him for the World Series, the MVP, the contract," said Molina, who was occupied warming up Shelby Miller during Saturday's ceremony. "He deserved it. He's a warrior. I applaud him."

A year after Molina signed a five-year, $75 million contract extension, Posey inked his own, one that will pay him $167 million over the next nine years.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.