NEW YORK -- The head of the baseball players' union is criticizing leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with a drug investigation by the commissioner's office.
Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are among the players being interviewed as part of baseball's inquiry of the anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. The now-closed clinic is accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Union executive director Michael Weiner released a statement Thursday saying "repeated leaks threaten to harm the integrity" of the sport's drug agreement. He adds that the leaks "call into question the required level of confidentiality needed to operate a successful prevention program." Many players, including Braun, reportedly have refused to answer questions about their dealings with Biogenesis. Braun was interviewed last month and Rodriguez is scheduled to be interviewed Friday.