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


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.