While he will be able to play in Saturday's Game 1 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina will be fined $5,000 by MLB for shoving umpire Jerry Meals, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
The shove occurred at the beginning of a heated argument between Molina and Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in Game 1 of the NLDS. The six-time All-Star catcher pushed Meals to prevent him from getting in between the two.
Gonzalez and Molina's argument was triggered by a pitch from Adam Wainwright that hit Yasiel Puig, and led to the benches being cleared. While in most cases, contact with an umpire would lead to some sort of suspension, it appears that the fine -- which, according to Heyman, is "stiff" -- is being used as a way for MLB to voice their displeasure with Molina's actions without affecting the outcome of the NL pennant.
But, as Heyman put it, "Molina makes $15 million so it shouldn't be a problem paying."