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Barry Bonds | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (50) / 7/24/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 228
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arizona State
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Barry Bonds told the Associated Press that he would be interested in being the Giants' hitting coach someday.
Wonder if anybody told current hitting coach Hensley Meulens. "I have a gift and sooner or later I have to give it away," said Bonds. "I have to share it. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity here." Bonds was a brilliant hitter -- steroids or no steroids -- but he'd likely have to go the Mark McGwire route and come clean about his past in order to be welcomed back. Right now, that looks doubtful. Thu, Oct 28, 2010 09:53:00 AM

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In an interview with John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, agent Jeff Borris acknowledged that Barry Bonds' career is over.

"It's two years since he played his last game, and if there was any chance he'd be back in a major-league uniform, it would have happened by now," said Borris. "When 2008 came around, I couldn't get him a job. When 2009 came around, I couldn't get him a job. Now, 2010 ... I'd say it's nearly impossible. It's an unfortunate ending to a storied career." Even though the 45-year-old Bonds hasn't played since 2007, he still hasn't technically retired. There's some who believe that he could still be an offensive force as a designated hitter, but we'll never know. He finishes his brilliant and controversial career with 762 home runs (first all-time), 1,996 RBIs (third all-time) and a .444 on-base percentage (sixth all-time.
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 10:57:00 AM

Barry Bonds' second wife, Liz, has filed for legal separation.

Bonds and Liz married in 1998. They have a 10-year-old daughter, but Liz cited "irreconcilable differences" in a document filed by her lawyer Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Bonds, the all-time home run leader, is awaiting trial in federal court on perjury charges. He hasn't played in the big leagues since 2007.
Tue, Jun 9, 2009 09:15:00 AM

Agent Jeff Borris said Monday that he will soon contact all 30 teams in the hopes of landing Barry Bonds a job.

"Due to the fact that Barry's trial has been delayed an indefinite period of time I will be making the rounds this week to see if there's any interest in Barry playing for the 2009 season," Borris said. "I'm not optimistic now, either. Unless they have a change of heart, or see an error in their ways, I seriously doubt that clubs will give him the opportunity to play this year."
Source: MLB.com
Tue, Mar 3, 2009 08:57:00 AM

Barry Bonds' former personal shopper, Kathy Hoskins, is expected to testify that she saw trainer Greg Anderson inject the former Giants slugger with steroids back in 2003.

Bonds entered a "not guilty" plea Thursday on charges he lied to a grand jury and will face trial on March 3. Prosecutors are also expected to call former MLB players Jason Giambi, Jeremy Giambi, Benito Santiago, Armando Rios, Randy Velarde, Marvin Benard and Bobby Estalella to the stand.
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 08:36:00 AM

Barry Bonds pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he lied to a grand jury investigating steroid use.

It was Bonds’ third time pleading in the case. He originally was indicted in November 2007, but the government revised the charges twice to fix legal technicalities. Bonds now faces 10 counts of making false statements to a grand jury, plus an obstruction of justice charge. The trial is due to start March 3.
Thu, Feb 5, 2009 02:06:00 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Barry Bonds recently underwent hip surgery and will not be fully healthy by spring training.

The newspaper notes that he should be recovered by Opening Day and went under the knife in the hopes of continuing his career.
Thu, Jan 1, 2009 09:34:00 AM

Barry Bonds, whose trial on perjury charges goes to court on March 2, said Saturday that he's still not retired.

Whether Bonds considers himself retired or not, MLB owners -- perhaps with a shove from the commissioner's office -- have seemingly seen to it that he won't be playing in the majors again. Just another non-story.
Source: TMZ.com
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 02:35:00 PM

A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed several charges against Barry Bonds but has left intact most of the indictment alleging he lied to a grand jury about taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Bonds' lawyers requested that 10 of the 14 charges be dropped against their client. It didn't go that well for them, but five charges were dropped or folded into the remaining charges. Bonds' case is expected to go to trial in March.
Mon, Nov 24, 2008 04:50:00 PM

The MLBPA says it has found evidence teams acted in concert against signing Barry Bonds but it reached an agreement with the commissioner's office to delay the filing of any grievance.

"There were numerous things that occurred that made me believe that the clubs were acting in concert," Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris, said Thursday. "When I testify as a witness in the case, I will delineate each and every one of them." It would be interesting to see exactly what the MLBPA could get out of it even if they were able to prove collusion, considering that it was merely one player colluded against. A grievance is unlikely to come until after Bonds' perjury trial starts in March.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 10:59:00 PM

Barry Bonds' agent Jeff Borris said that "Major League Baseball has been successful in their pursuit in blackballing Barry [Bonds] out of the game."

Borris apparently reached out to the Rays this week, but they didn't respond to his text message. Bonds hasn't found a taker despite an apparent willingness to play for the league minimum, and the players' union is investigating possible collusion. Bonds' criminal attorneys have asked that the investigation be put on hold, though, because they don't want to draw more attention to their client, who is facing 15 felony counts for perjury and obstruction of justice.
Fri, Aug 15, 2008 08:17:00 PM

Despite potentially losing Carl Crawford for the remainder of the season, the St. Petersburg Times reports that "it remains unlikely" that the Rays will pursue an unsigned outfielder "such as Barry Bonds or Kenny Lofton."

The newspaper adds that the Rays likely don't have any interest in Gary Sheffield. Tampa Bay will go with platoons in both left field and right field, starting Eric Hinske and Gabe Gross against righties, with Rocco Baldelli and Justin Ruggiano getting the nod against lefties.
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 11:20:00 AM

Astros GM Ed Wade said Sunday that the team isn't interested in signing Barry Bonds to replace Carlos Lee in left field.

For now, the team will have Darin Erstad take over in left, with Ty Wigginton and possibly Lance Berkman also seeing some time in the outfield.
Mon, Aug 11, 2008 09:48:00 AM

Barry Bonds has been invited to participate in a pregame ceremony Saturday honoring Giants outfielders as part of the team's 50th anniversary in San Francisco.

"We invited all the outfielders who played a certain number of games," Giants senior vice president for communications Staci Slaughter said. "He definitely was invited. We would love for him to come. He was definitely a big part of this organization." Bonds reportedly hasn't RSVP'd yet, but who could turn down a chance to hang out with Kevin Mitchell and Dave Kingman for an afternoon?
Tue, Aug 5, 2008 09:42:00 AM

The Yankees discussed the possibility of signing Barry Bonds during a meeting in Tampa on Thursday.

The New York Post reports that Jarrod Washburn is still the team's top priority, and that this meeting covered just about every potential acquisition the Yanks could make, including names like Bronson Arroyo, Damaso Marte, Will Ohman, Brian Fuentes and Xavier Nady. The Bonds talk was likely more due diligence than anything.
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 10:50:00 AM

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