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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MLBPA head Michael Weiner issues statement on ESPN's Biogenesis story

Michael Weiner, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, issued a statement Wednesday, regarding ESPN's Biogenesis story from a day earlier, stating that suspensions could be looming for "about 20 players." One of the players whose name has been linked with documents from the now-closed Florida clinic that provided performance-enhancing drugs is Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who issued a "no comment" on the story after Tuesday's game.

Here is Weiner's statement:

“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 or will be represented by an attorney from the Players Association. The Commissioner’s Office has assured us that no decisions regarding discipline have been made or will be made until those interviews are completed. It would be unfortunate if anyone prejudged those investigations.

The Players Association has every interest in both defending the rights of players and in defending the integrity of our joint program. We trust that the Commissioner’s Office shares these interests.”


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