Thursday, April 27, 2006

Tony Clark Rumors Are Nothing More Than That

Despite batting .304 with 30 homers for Arizona last year, switchhitting first baseman Tony Clark has been left to languish on the bench in favor of rookie Conor Jackson. But Clark will NOT be traded, at least not to the Cubs. Rumors that Clark will be moved have been prompted by Cubs superstar Derrick Lee's injury, as the Cubs have resorted to primarily playing second baseman Todd Walker at first in Lee's absence. But the Cubs have no intention of trading away players or prospects, and will ride it out until Lee's return. Still, all the stirring has led Clark to tell the Arizona Republic that he would be willing to wave his no-trade clause if a team needs him.