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Donald Fehr won’t be rejoining MLB Players’ Association

Jul 16, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

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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.

  1. raysfan1 - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Good for baseball fans everywhere to not have Fehr back at the MLBPA.

    • shawndc04 - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      I’ve got a lot more respect for Don and how he served his clients than I do for the owners.

  2. kicksave1980 - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Never understood the hatred that Fehr gets with some fans. The owners are some of the biggest gangsters in the world, but people blame the PA for everything. In ALL sports.

    • larrymahnken - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Don Fehr is Genco Abbandando, Michael Weiner is Tom Hagen.

  3. natslady - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Mr. Weiner, God help you in your struggle with cancer. My husband died of Hodgkins at only age 50. I miss him every day.

    • Reflex - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      Sorry to hear that, it got a close friend of mine a few years ago, and another close friend has had it twice in the past four years. Second time almost got him.

      Terrible disease.

    • tendigitpoet - Jul 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      Condolences to you on such a devastating loss.

  4. steelers88 - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    It’s good for the MLB that Donald Fehr isnt coming back to Baseball but terrible for the NHL.

    • larrymahnken - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      I know, right? Because the NHL never locked the players out for a whole season before Don Fehr came along.

  5. ironman721 - Jul 16, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    God bless Mr. Weiner as he battles cancer. God bless anyone who has to deal with Fehr because he IS a cancer!

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