Union to file grievance for Walker

Updated: March 29, 2007, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, ARIZ. -- Infielder Todd Walker cleared waivers Thursday, and the players' union plans to file a grievance over his release from the San Diego Padres.

Walker was waived Tuesday, a little more than a month after he won a $3.95 million salary in arbitration. Because the contract wasn't guaranteed, the Padres will owe Walker 45 days' termination pay -- $971,311 -- rather than the entire salary.

The Padres said it was a baseball decision, and that Walker's salary didn't factor into ...

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