Cardinals manager Mike Shildt suspended, fined by MLB

He was part of a benches-clearing skirmish during Tuesday night's game against the Brewers.

Sam Masterson
September 16, 2020 - 3:43 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has been suspended by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount of money for his actions during Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. 

He and Brewers manager Craig Counsell were ejected in the 5th inning after a tense confrontation in front of the Brewers' dugout.

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Shildt will serve his one-game suspension in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader in Milwaukee. MLB announced the fine on Wednesday about 30 minutes before first pitch of the first game.

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"Shildt has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for actions that contributed to inciting the benches-clearing incident in the bottom of the fifth inning of the Club's game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on Tuesday night," the release from MLB stated. 

No punishments have been handed down to the Brewers.

After a romping by the Brewers over the Cardinals was well underway Tuesday night, both benches and bullpens were cleared as the managers from both teams had a possible "miscommunication."  

It came after a catcher's interference was called on Yadier Molina and Shildt went to check on his catcher. 

Shildt examined Molina’s left arm, then he and Molina approached the Milwaukee dugout and exchanged words with Brewers players. Players from both teams’ dugouts and bullpens massed in front of the Milwaukee dugout, but that was the extent of it.

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