Gustavo Eduardo Molina was born on February 24, 1982 in La Guaira Venezuela. The six foot one catcher is known as a solid defensive back stop, & was originally signed by the Chicago White Sox in 2000. He spent six years at the A ball level before finally making the leap ahead in 2006. By 2007 an injury to back up catcher Toby Hall got him promoted the White Sox big league club behind A.J. Pierzynski on Opening Day. OnApril 2nd he had an RBI sac fly in his first plate appearance. Molina played in just 10 games with the White Sox before getting put on waivers & getting picked up by the Baltimore Orioles.
In December 2007 he signed as a free agent with the New York Mets. On April 26th he made his Mets debut catching a John Maine 4-3 vistory over the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium. That day he drew a walk & got a base hit off Tim Hudson. Four days later he got his second but last Mets start behind the plate, during an Oliver Perez loss where he allowed seven runs (two earned) by the second inning. Molina spent the rest of the year at AAA New Orleans as the clubs main catcher (64 games), sharing time with Mike Nickeas (48 games) Raul Cassanova ( 22 games) & Robinson Cancel (18 games) but hit just .206.
He was granted free agency & signed with the Washington Nationals. He would go to the Boston Red Sox playing just four games there in 2010 & then the A.L. New York club where he appeared in three games in 2011.