"It was all planned," Leo's mom, Amy Danzo-Schneider, told MLB.com via phone. "Dee Gordon was motioning Leo to come to him. The umpire went with Leo, and Leo said the umpire told him to kick [Gordon]."
Danzo-Schneider said the family “just laughed, because we knew Leo would never do something like that on his own,” of the mischievous kick.
Regardless, the Marlins were not amused.
Gordon singled in his first at-bat and stole his 35th base of season. The Reds won 6-3.