Martin Fined by MLB
Dodgers catcher Russell Martin was fined $1,000 by MLB for his part in a bench-clearing incident in San Francisco Aug. 12. Martin was fined for attempting to confront San Francisco’s Pablo Sandoval and needing to be restrained several times by teammate Brad Ausmus. Sandoval was hit by a James McDonald pitch that he swung at and he moved toward the mound, triggering the incident. There were no ejections on the play. — Ken Gurnick
Just maybe Martin is coming out of his shell. He showed a little character without any physical abuse against Sandoval. Both players seem to be venting their frustration and it’s a small fine so let’s just move on.