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Donald Fehr Reportedly Considered For MLBPA Return If Weiner's Health Deteriorates

Fehr is the longest-serving MLBPA Exec Dir, having been there from '83-'09
The condition of MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner, who is battling a brain tumor, is "not improving," and union officials have "discussed the possibility of a return" of Donald Fehr, according to sources cited by Jeff Passan of YAHOO SPORTS. Fehr held the top spot with the baseball union from '83-'09, and whether he "would consider rejoining the union in a senior management role or as an advisor is unclear." Sources said that Fehr has "neither discussed a return nor has any inclination to leave the NHLPA," where he currently serves as Exec Dir. However, sources said that Fehr's name has "surfaced as baseball union officials aim for the delicate balance between hatching a contingency plan and respecting Weiner's continued work on MLBPA business." Both Fehr and the MLBPA declined comment. Passan noted Fehr is one of a "number of names being considered" if Weiner's health worsens. A source said that Weiner "plans on attending" both Monday's Home Run Derby and Tuesday's All-Star Game at Citi Field (, 7/11).
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