While it was a crime that Yadier Molina tried to advance to third on a groundball hit to the shortstop, he cannot be sued for that baserunning blunder. However, a sports memorabilia company has filed suit claiming Molina did not show up to autograph signings.
Steiner Sports Marketing of New York had a contract with Molina in 2006 and paid a $90,000 advance to Molina when they renewed the contract in ’08. The lawsuit claims Molina would not attend signings and would not return the money. Steiner is seeking damages in excess of $175,000. The lawsuit was filed in New York city.