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Cardinals' Molina Sued Over Appearances, Autographs
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A New York sports marketing firm has sued St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, saying he snubbed their agreement to make appearances and sign autographs.

Steiner Sports Marketing's lawsuit, filed Friday in New York, says the sports memorabilia company had a contract with Molina dating to October 2006.

It says Steiner paid Molina $90,660 in advance when the contract was renewed in July 2008, but that Molina later refused to attend the autograph signings and will not return the money.

Molina's agent, Melvin Roman, said Tuesday he would have a comment on the lawsuit later in the day.

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