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MLBPA criticizes media leaks in Biogenesis case

MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner issued a statement on Thursday condemning media leaks regarding the Biogenesis investigation. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner issued a statement on Thursday condemning media leaks regarding the Biogenesis investigation. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The MLBPA's executive director, Michael Weiner, released statements condemning media leaks about whether or not players were cooperating with the drug investigation being done by the commissioner's office in the Biogenesis case. From the first statement issued on Thursday:

"The leaking of confidential information to members of the media interferes with the thoroughness and credibility of the Biogenesis investigation. These repeated leaks threaten to harm the integrity of the Joint Drug Agreement and call into question the required level of confidentiality needed to operate a successful prevention program.

"...the Players Association remains in contact with the Commissioner’s Office regarding the investigation, and they continue to assure us that no decisions regarding discipline will be made until the investigation is complete. It would be unfortunate if anyone prejudged the results of the investigation based on unsubstantiated leaks that are a clear violation of the JDA."

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A few hours later, the union released another statement, according to Sports Business Journal's Liz Mullen on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/SBJLizMullen/status/355391019581317122

https://twitter.com/SBJLizMullen/status/355391255766773761

https://twitter.com/SBJLizMullen/status/355391433982754816

Several high-profile players including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are being questioned about their involvement with the anti-aging clinic, and the league is expected to suspend as many as 20 players after the All-Star break.

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