August 21, 2014

Statement of MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark Regarding Recent Public Remarks of Club Personnel About Stephen Drew & Kendrys Morales

April 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, NY, Friday, April 11, 2014 … Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director, Tony Clark, today issued the following statement regarding recent public remarks by Club officials about Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales that clearly violate the parties’ collectively bargained agreements. “I am angered that numerous, anonymous baseball executives have blatantly and intentionally […]

Major League Baseball Players Association, Major League Baseball & Mariners Donate $225,000 To Oso Slide Recovery Efforts

April 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are donating $225,000 to assist with the recovery from the massive mudslide in Snohomish County on March 22, 2014 that has claimed the lives of more than two dozen people with many others still missing. The donation will be made to the […]

MLBPA statement regarding the “60 Minutes” appearances of MLB and Anthony Bosch

January 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, NY, Sunday, January 12, 2013 … The Major League Baseball Players Association today released the following statement regarding MLB’s decision to appear on “60 Minutes” and to authorize Tony Bosch’s appearance on “60 Minutes.” It is unfortunate that Major League Baseball apparently lacks faith in the integrity and finality of the arbitrator’s decision […]

Statement of former MLBPA Executive Director Donald Fehr regarding HOF vote‏

December 9, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

In the first half of the 20th Century, no single person was more important to Baseball than was Jackie Robinson. In the second half of the 20th Century, that recognition unquestionably belongs to Marvin Miller. I had the honor and privilege to work with and for Marvin for the last 6 ½ years of his […]

Statement From MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark regarding Hall of Fame Expansion Era Committee election results

December 9, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

New York, NY, Monday, December 09, 2013 … The following statement was issued today by Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark regarding the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Expansion Era Committee election results. “Words cannot adequately describe the level of disappointment and disbelief I felt when learning that once again […]

Statement from MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner Regarding Biogenesis Suspensions

August 5, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

New York, NY, Monday, August 5, 2013 … Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner today issued the following statement regarding the Biogenesis suspensions. “The accepted suspensions announced today are consistent with the punishments set forth in the Joint Drug Agreement, and were arrived at only after hours of intense negotiations between the […]

Statement from MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner Regarding ESPN’s Biogenesis Report

June 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, NY, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 … Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner today issued the following statement regarding ESPN’s Biogenesis report. “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 […]

MLBPA And MLB Reach Agreement On Rule 10.22(A)

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today that for purposes of determining the individual batting, slugging or on-base percentage champion, the last sentence of Official Baseball Rule 10.22(a) shall not be applicable for the 2012 season for any player who failed to obtain 502 plate […]

Venues, Pools Set For 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers

March 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Qualifiers to Start in Germany from September 20th-24th, Followed by Panama, Taiwan and U.S. in November World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the venues and pools of the new Qualifiers for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The winners of each Qualifying Pool will advance to compete in the 2013 World Baseball Classic tournament next […]

Statement of MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner Regarding Ryan Braun’s Grievance and the Joint Drug Agreement

February 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, NY, Friday, February 24, 2012 … Michael Weiner, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, today issued the following statement regarding Ryan Braun’s grievance and baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. “Our Joint Drug Program stands as strong, as accurate and as reliable as any in sport, both before and after the Braun […]

Arbitration Panel Sustains Ryan Braun Grievance

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, NY, Thursday, February 23, 2012 … Today the Arbitration Panel announced its decision, by a 2-1 vote, to sustain Ryan Braun’s grievance challenging his 50-game suspension by the Commissioner’s Office. Under the Joint Drug Agreement, a player’s successful challenge to a suspension normally would not have been made public. The parties have agreed, […]