SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — All-time home run leader Barry Bonds is returning to the San Francisco Giants as a spring training instructor
The Giants say Bonds is expected to arrive during the second week of March. Manager Bruce Bochy says he’s looking forward to having Bonds in camp and thinks he can help the hitters.
The 49-year-old Bonds spent his last 15 seasons with the Giants, finishing in 2007. He has not been elected to the Hall of Fame, with many voters saying his lofty numbers were boosted by performance-enhancing drugs.
Bonds set major league records with 762 career home runs and 73 in 2001. He also had a .444 career on-base percentage and a .607 slugging percentage and stole 514 bases.
He’ll join former Giants Jeff Kent, Robb Nen, Will Clark and J.T. Snow as special instructors.