SAN DIEGO (AP) -First baseman Tony Clark and his hometown San Diego Padres finalized a $900,000, one-year contract on Thursday.
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.
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