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Introducing Jermaine Clark

Jermaine Clark is an East Bay native.

Nick Swisher's shoulder injury created a spot on the Oakland A's 25-man roster on Monday and the A's gave utilityman Jermaine Clark the nod to fill that spot. Clark has spent parts of three seasons in the major leagues, but isn't exactly a household name. Here is an introduction to the A's newest player.

Jermaine Clark's career has been a story of perseverance. After starring at Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville, CA, Clark had to wait until the 44th round before he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clark decided to forgo that selection and head to college, where he improved his standing tremendously after a standout career at the University of San Francisco. After finishing his career...

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