With the off-season underway, MLB and everyone connected with the game of baseball lost MLBPA leader Michael Weiner at the age of 51 due to an inoperable brain tumor he’s been dealing with for the past 15 months.

Weiner was hired to the position back in 2009 and under his leadership MLB and its players agreed to the latest CBA agreement which included the toughest performance-enhancing drug test system among the four major sports.

Dodgers president Stan Kasten released this statement upon hearing of Weiiner’s passing:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Michael Weiner, with whom I had the pleasure of working for many years,” said Dodger President Stan Kasten. “I had so much respect for him and admired his leadership of the players and Players Association. He was truly a great individual, a brilliant lawyer and a thoroughly decent person.  All of baseball, labor and management, has suffered a great loss. Michael was always viewed as the path to a reasonable resolution. He will be missed.   The Dodgers and I send our deepest condolences to Michael’s family”

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Ross Gasmer is a Social Media Producer for @TheHerd and was a contributing writer and editor for Dodger Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Ross_Gasmer12

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