Jul 16, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT
Last week Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported that former MLB Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr could be a candidate to step back into his old role due to current MLBPA chief Michael Weiner’s declining health.
Weiner spoke to a collection of Baseball Writers Association of America members today and did so while in a wheelchair, but made it very clear that Fehr isn’t in the picture: “I would not expect that Don will work again at the Players’ Association and I don’t think Don expects that.”
However, Weiner did confirm that the MLBPA is working on a contingency plan for his possible replacement as he continues to battle cancer. It just won’t be Fehr, who currently heads the NHL union.