Donald Fehr won’t be rejoining MLB Players’ Association

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Last week Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported that former MLB Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr could be a candidate to step back into his old role due to current MLBPA chief Michael Weiner’s declining health.

Weiner spoke to a collection of Baseball Writers Association of America members today and did so while in a wheelchair, but made it very clear that Fehr isn’t in the picture: “I would not expect that Don will work again at the Players’ Association and I don’t think Don expects that.”

However, Weiner did confirm that the MLBPA is working on a contingency plan for his possible replacement as he continues to battle cancer. It just won’t be Fehr, who currently heads the NHL union.

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.

Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.