Molina has not played since May 7 because of a quadriceps injury. He is hitting .273 with one home run and six RBIs in 16 games as Jorge Posada's backup.
To make room for Molina, the Yankees sent promising prospect Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A Scranton. The 23-year-old Cervelli hit .269 with one homer and nine RBIs in 25 games. Girardi says Cervelli deserves a lot of credit for the Yankees' improved play in the last two months.