Michael Weiner, who guided Major League Baseball players through three collective bargaining agreements and in 2009 became executive director of the MLB Players Association, died after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 51.
Any suspensions of Major League Baseball players from a drug investigation tied to a Florida anti-aging clinic probably won’t be served this season, union head Michael Weiner said, according to the Associated Press.
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from its first monthly loss since October, as reports showing improved manufacturing from Japan to the U.S. bolstered confidence in the global economy.
Alex Rodriguez made his season debut for the New York Yankees on the same day he received the longest drug-related suspension in Major League Baseball history and was jeered by fans in Chicago every time he came up to bat or fielded a ball at third base.