Tony Clark hired by baseball players’ union

Former first baseman Tony Clark has been hired as director of
player relations of the baseball union.

The union on Wednesday also formalized Steve Fehr’s role as
special counsel. His brother, Donald, retired as union head in
December. He has been an outside lawyer for the union for 23
years.

Clark’s 15-season career ended last July when he was released by
Arizona. He became a union leader shortly after going to his first
executive board meeting in 1999.

The 37-year-old Clark will oversee player communications and
education and participate in collective bargaining. A 2001
All-Star, he hit .262 with 251 homers. He also played for Detroit,
the New York Mets and Yankees, Boston and San Diego.