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Bengie Molina plans to retire after World Series

October 26, 2010 |  5:34 pm

Bengie Molina, who is guaranteed a World Series ring no matter which team wins the World Series, said Tuesday he plans to retire following the Series.

The San Francisco Giants traded Molina to the Texas Rangers on July 1, clearing the way for rookie Buster Posey to take over at catcher. Molina becomes the first World Series participant to face the team that traded him during the current season since Lonnie Smith, traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Kansas City Royals in 1985.

Molina, 36, will tie his brother Josewith two World Series championship rings. Jose and Bengie each won a ring with the 2002 Angels; Jose won another with last year's New York Yankees. Yadier Molina, the youngest of the catching brothers, has one ring, from the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.

-- Bill Shaikin in San Francisco