Ryan Klesko

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Ryan Klesko played left field and first base for the 2000 to 2006 Padres. Known for his goofy sunglasses and home run prowess, he liked to pose in the home run stance as he watched the ball fly out of the park (or into the outfielder's glove). Ryan Klesko was signed to a very large contact, upon which his home run production and average declined. He injured himself early during his last season and rode the bench, while collecting 9 million dollars. After his unsuccessful 2006 season, he followed manager Bruce Bochy to San Francisco and ended his career with one season as a Giant.