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MLBPA head Michael Weiner relinquishes some of his duties

Feb 6, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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

Michael Weiner’s primary duty in the MLBPA to be its Executive Director. But since his elevation to that post in 2009, he has maintained his former title as general counsel as well, operating in both capacities.  Today the MLBPA announced that it has elevated its Chief Labor Counsel Dave Prouty to the position of general counsel, leaving Weiner as Executive Director.

There was no reason given for the move. It’s probably worth noting, though, that Weiner has been fighting cancer since last summer. Some reporters have mentioned on Twitter that there may be a further update on that today.  Here’s hoping that this change in management structure is not due to his health turning for the worse.

  1. vanmorrissey - Feb 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Hang in there Mr. Weiner.

    • jwbiii - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      Hang in there Mr. Weiner, but give your chosen successor increased responsibilities.

  2. dexterismyhero - Feb 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Looks like a weiner with a monkey butt!!!!

  3. Old Gator - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    I bet the players who can’t find work because of the first pick sacrifice are hoping that he has relinquished his negotiating duties too.

    Of course, to be fair, the rest of them would have to give up some of their voting rights as well…

  4. yourmomcalled - Feb 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    I hate when my weiner relinquishes his duties,

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