Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MLB Players Association Will 'Interview' Players

Michael Weiner, the Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association issued a formal statement on the reports of possible suspensions in connection with the Biogenisis Clinic in Florida. Essentially, Weiner said that the MLBPA will "interview" all the players named by the Commissioner's Office and that every player will be represented by an MLBPA Lawyer. Here is the full text of the union's statement: "The Players Association has been in regular contact with the Commissioner's Office regarding the Biogenesis investigation. They are in the process of interviewing players, and every player has been or will be represented by an attorney from the Players Association. The Commissioner's Office has assured us that no decisions regarding discipline have been made or will be made until those interviews are completed. It would be unfortunate if anyone prejudged those investigations. The Players Association has every interest in both defending the rights of players and in defending the integrity of our joint program. We trust that the Commissioner's Office shares these interests."