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MLBPA Executive Director responds to Alex Rodriguez lawsuit


Named the Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association just a little over a month ago, Tony Clark already finds himself front and center.

On Monday Alex Rodriguez filed suit against Major League Baseball. That was expected. A-Rod included the MLBPA in the suit. That was not expected. Clark issued the following response to the decision (passed along by Fox’s Ken Rosenthal via Twitter):

Drawing even more ire was A-Rod’s decision (or the decision by his “team”) to criticize the late Michael Weiner, who was previously the executive director of the MLBPA, in the suit:

A-Rod is flailing at this point, and what he could possibly have to gain by suing the players association is hard to figure. When the arbitrator’s decision was handed down on Saturday, the MLBPA offered tepid support for Rodriguez insofar as they disagreed with the decision. They did not offer any support for further legal action on A-Rod’s behalf.

Now he’s suing them.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees