SARASOTA, Fla. – Baseball players' union head Michael Weiner says toughening penalties for drug violations will have to wait until the 2014 season.
The current sanctions have been in place since the 2006 season: 50 games for a first offense, 100 for a second and a lifetime ban for a third. Selig held a news conference Saturday and said he wanted increased penalties as soon as possible.
Weiner says "it's going to be a 2014 issue" and "we're not going to change the rules of the game in the middle of the season."
He spoke Sunday after meeting with the Baltimore Orioles as part of his tour of the 30 spring-training camps.