|Tony Clark finalizes deal with Padres for 2008|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:32|
Clark went to high school in San Diego, then played at San Diego State. The switch-hitter will back up Adrian Gonzalez and provide pop off the bench as a pinch-hitter.
The 35-year-old Clark spent the last three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He batted .249 with 17 homers and 51 RBIs in 221 at-bats with the NL West champions in 2007.
Clark can earn up to $550,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. He'll also get a $500,000 payment each time he's traded.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated outfielder Drew Macias for assignment.