Report: Yadier Molina will be fined, not suspended, for pushing umpire

Tuesday October 7th, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will be heavily fined, but not suspended, for shoving an umpire in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported on Monday.

The incident between members of the Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers led to both benches clearing in the bottom of the third inning. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright hit Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in the upper back. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez took exception and began exchanging words with Molina. Umpire Jerry Meals got in between the two, and Molina pushed Meals in the back while trying to get to Gonzalez.

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The amount of the fine wasn't immediately known on Monday. But according to Heyman, it is "not insignificant" and one that is "designed to get his attention."

The Cardinals ended up winning Game 1 of the series in a thrilling comeback. The Dodgers took Game 2, and the two teams played Game 3 in St. Louis on Monday night.

Here's a video of the skirmish in which Molina ended up shoving Meals:

-Brett LoGiurato

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