The Angels have traded reserve catcher Jose Molina to the New York Yankees for soon to be 26 year old righty reliever Jeff Kennard. Kennard in 1-4 with a 2.73 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP so far in the minors this season. In 31 games he has pitched 52.2 innings and he has allowed 49 hits, walked 17 batters and whiffed 47. Molina wasn’t playing too well this season for the Angels. He played in 40 games for them this season and he was 28 for 125 (.224 avg, .512 OPS) with 9 runs scored and 10 RBIs. In 373 games over his career for the Angels Molina was 232 for 977 (.237 avg, .614 OPS) with 95 runs scored, 15 homers and 98 RBIs. Jeff Mathis will replace Molina as the Angels backup catcher. Mathis has played in 7 games this season for the Angels and he is 2 for 13 (.154 avg) with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Mathis will probably be better than Molina was as he is a highly thought of prospect in the Angels system.