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MLB players appoint Tony Clark leader, discuss tougher PED penalties
MLB players appoint Tony Clark leader, discuss tougher PED penalties

The Major League Baseball Players Assn. selected its new leader Tuesday, then braced for a debate about whether to embrace tougher penalties for players in violation of baseball's drug policy. As expected, the MLBPA executive board picked Tony Clark to replace the late Michael Weiner as executive director. Clark, 41, has served as interim executive director since Weiner died Nov. 22 after a 15-month fight with brain cancer. As the MLBPA meetings continue this week, the headline issue for the union is whether to tighten penalties for users of performance-enhancing drugs. "That is certainly on the docket," said Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. When the St....

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