(BaseballStL) -- Major League Baseball handed down a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine to St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina for making contact with an umpire during Sunday’s game.
The incident occurred after Molina was called out on a close play at first base in the third inning of a 4-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Molina, along with manager Mike Matheny, was tossed from the game after slamming his helmet down in frustration. He stated after the game that he was upset with himself and not umpire Clint Fagan, who ejected him immediately.
Molina had to be restrained while arguing the ejection and that’s when the contact with umpire Mike Everitt occurred, and led to the suspension and fine.
Molina appealed the decision which made him available to play in Monday’s series-opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.