The Major League Baseball players’ association has announced that executive director Michael Weiner will undergo treatment for a brain tumor.
Weiner, who succeeded Donald Fehr as MLBPA leader in 2009, began treatment Monday and will continue to do so for the next month. According to The Associated Press, the union expects Weiner to continue day-to-day work while receiving treatment.
During Weiner’s three-year tenure as executive director, the players association reached a fairly drama-free agreement with the Major League Baseball owners on a new six-year CBA last year.
By contrast, owners in the NFL and NBA locked out players in 2011, and NHL owners are expected to do the same if the sides do not reach an agreement by the September 15 expiration of the league’s CBA.
(Tuesday’s news from The Associated Press via The Washington Post)