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Press Release

07/24/2015 2:43 PM ET
Tony Clark statement on comments made by ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark issued today the following statement regarding comments made by ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd:

"As a veteran of 15 MLB seasons, I can assure you that our sport is infinitely more complex than some in the media would have you believe. To suggest otherwise is ignorant, and to make an ignorant point by denigrating the intelligence of our Dominican members was not "clunky" -- it was offensive.

"These recent comments are particularly disappointing when viewed against the backdrop of the important work being done to celebrate and improve the cultural diversity of our game. Baseball's partners and stakeholders should help such efforts, not undermine them."