Yadier Molina is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Molina signed a contract extension with the Cardinals in 2012 that carries a mutual $15 million option for 2018, but there is no guarantee the catcher will exercise it.
Bengie Molina, Yadier's older brother, told SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio on Friday that the two sides aren't near another extension and hinted that Yadier would forgo his option.
"He's always telling me, 'I want to retire a Cardinal,'" Bengie said. "But just remember this: Yadi Molina is not Bengie Molina. Yadier Molina is not Jose Molina. You will find out, he doesn't take crap from anybody. And if he leaves, he's not afraid.
"I think it's really a shame, it's really sad, that the Cardinals haven't gotten anything done with him and that they're thinking -- this is what kills my heart -- they're thinking about it. They haven't even gotten to a point where they're close. C'mon, man."
John Mozeliak said in response that the organization is "open for business" and willing to enter into contract extension talks.