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Report: Donald Fehr could return to MLBPA

Donald Fehr guided the MLBPA for 26 years before joining the NHLPA. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Donald Fehr guided the MLBPA for 26 years before joining the NHLPA. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Executive director Michael Weiner's continuing battle with cancer has moved MLB Players Association officials to discuss bringing back current NHLPA director Donald Fehr, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

Fehr, 65, guided the union as executive director for 26 years before leaving the position to Weiner in 2009.

In August, Weiner, 51, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and is undergoing his fourth round of cancer treatments. He wrote about his condition in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated.

From Yahoo! Sports:

Whether Fehr would consider rejoining the union in a senior management role or as an adviser is unclear, and sources said Fehr has neither discussed a return nor has any inclination to leave the NHLPA. His name nevertheless surfaced as baseball union officials aim for the delicate balance between hatching a contingency plan and respecting Weiner's continued work on MLBPA business, sources said.

When reached by Yahoo! Sports, Fehr and the MLBPA declined comment.

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