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MLBPA head Michael Weiner being treated for a brain tumor

Aug 21, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner speaks at news conference to announce new collective bargaining agreement in New York

Awful news from a press release from the players’ union today:

The Major League Baseball Players Association today announced that Executive Director Michael Weiner began treatment for a brain tumor on Monday, August 20. Michael’s treatments are expected to last about one month, and it is anticipated that he will continue to work out of the Union’s New York office on a daily basis during this time.

Michael would like to thank in advance all those who join the Union staff and player membership in wishing him well as he undergoes his treatment, and he looks forward to making a full recovery.

Best wishes to a good man for a full recovery.

UPDATE: Bud Selig has issued a statement:

“On behalf of Major League Baseball and the 30 Major League Clubs, I send my best wishes to Michael Weiner and his family.  I have great respect and admiration for Michael, with whom we have had a very constructive relationship both professionally and personally.  This relationship has been a great benefit to Baseball and has led to the tremendous success the game now enjoys.  All of us look forward to Michael’s full recovery and to his continued contributions to our game.”

  1. willclarkgameface - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    This sucks. Get better dude.

  2. IdahoMariner - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    From all accounts, he’s a good guy. Get better dude, indeed.

    (And even if he wasn’t a good guy, no one should go through that.)

  3. monkeyjuice313 - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Prayers on a full recovery!

  4. townballblog - Aug 21, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    From all I’ve read and seen he is a good guy indeed.

    @IdahoMariner “(And even if he wasn’t a good guy, no one should go through that.)” … Couldn’t agree more.

  5. hushbrother - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Anyone know if the tumor is malignant?

  6. stlouis1baseball - Aug 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Good luck on the recovery!

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