Tony Clark hired by baseball players’ union

Associated Press

New York — Former Tigers 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, a member of the Tigers from 1995 until 2001, 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 the New York Mets and Yankees, Boston and San Diego.

Received 03/10/10 01:04 pm ET