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08/14/2014 7:46 PM ET
Tony Clark statement on the naming of Rob Manfred as Major League Baseball's next commissioner

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark today issued the following statement regarding the naming of Rob Manfred as Major League Baseball's next commissioner:

"On behalf of the players, I want to congratulate Rob Manfred on being named Major League Baseball's 10th commissioner. As representative of the players, I look forward to working closely with Rob, the clubs' representative, as we strive to sustain the growing popularity and prosperity of our great game. Personally, I have known Rob for more than 15 years, and I'm confident that his vast experience in all aspects of the sport will serve his commissionership well."