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Barry Bonds


Bonds hit his 723rd career home run with a solo shot to center in the seventh inning of the San Francisco Giants' 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday. It was his first homer since July 20 against the San Diego Padres, ending a span of 26 at-bats without another. Bonds has 15 homers this season and went 1-for-3 Friday. He's batting .241 with 46 RBIs this season.


Bonds did not play in the Giants 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday due to swelling in his right knee and is listed as day-to-day. Moises Alou replaced Bonds in left field during the loss and Randy Winn played in right.


Bonds left Friday's 8-2 victory over San Diego with a bruised left knee after getting hit with a pitch by Padres starter Jake Peavy. The Giants' slugger remained in the game after getting plunked in the first inning and had a leadoff single in the third, but left when he had trouble running. He is listed as day-to-day.


Bonds hit his 722nd career homer in Thursday's 9-3 victory over San Diego. The Giants' slugger passed Babe Ruth for second place on baseball's career list on May 28 and now trails Hank Aaron by 33 home runs.


Bonds wasn't in the Giants' lineup on Saturday against Los Angeles because of a sore right knee, but hopes to play in Sunday's series finale. He said he twisted the knee in his first at-bat on Friday, but still managed to hit his 720th career home run in his second at-bat of San Francisco's 9-7 loss to the Dodgers.


Bonds returned to the lineup for Tuesday's 5-3 win over Texas after leaving Sunday's game with irritation in his left knee. The Giants' left fielder was 1-for-1 with three walks in the victory. Bonds also said Tuesday that he hasn't heard yet from former Sen. George Mitchell in his independent investigation of steroids in baseball.


Bonds left Sunday's 10-4 loss to Oakland after the second inning with irritation in his left knee and is day-to-day. The Giants' left fielder underwent surgery on his left knee after the 2004 season and had three operations on his right knee last year. Bonds hit his 719th career home run a day earlier in an 8-7 win over the Athletics.


Bonds returned to the Giants' lineup for Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks and went 0-for-3 with a walk. The left fielder is expected to take the day off on Wednesday before returning on Thursday. The Giants are planning on using him as a designated hitter when they visit Seattle this weekend for a three-game series.


Bonds is expected to resume play next week when the San Francisco Giants go on the road. He is expected to miss his fourth straight game on Saturday and will have played just once since hitting home run No. 716 last Monday. Bonds has been suffering with a sore left side and the team decided not to rush the left fielder's return. "With three more days that (injury) should heal completely," manager Felipe Alou said.


Bonds reportedly tweaked his left side last weekend and as the injury has worsened as the San Francisco Giants slugger played through the pain in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Florida Marlins. Bonds was scheduled for an off day Wednesday though his status for an upcoming four-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates is in question.


Bonds was scratched from the San Francisco Giants lineup Tuesday one day after saying health would be one of the keys to whether or not he plays long enough to have a chance to break Hank Aaron's home run record. Bonds reportedly told Giants manager Felipe Alou three hours before Tuesday's game against the Florida Marlins that he had tightness in his back. Alou didn't rule out the possibility Bonds would pinch-hit Tuesday.


Bonds hit his 715th career home run in the fourth inning of the Giants' 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday to pass Babe Ruth for second on the all-time home run list. The left fielder hit the homer off Colorado's Byung-Hyun Kim.


Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career home run list 1t 714 Saturday, ending a nine-game homerless stretch with a shot into the first deck of the elevated stands in right-center during San Francisco's 4-2, 10-inning victory over the Oakland Athletics.


Although Bonds collected his first extra-base hit in seven games -- a double in San Francisco's 10-1 win over Houston Monday -- the slugger remains homerless and has a .095 average (2-for-21) in that span. He may be slugging .143 in those seven games, but he's drawn nine walks for a .367 on-base percentage. For the month of May, Bonds is batting .154 (6-for-39) with two home runs and three RBIs.


Bonds turned on a Jon Lieber pitch Sunday night and drove it off the facade of the right-field upper deck of Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park for the 713th home run of his career. The Giants' slugger moved within one of Babe Ruth's 714 homers with a 450-foot blast in San Francisco's 9-5 loss to the Phillies.


As he often does with his injury issues, Bonds sat out San Francisco's day game against Milwaukee Thursday after playing in the Giants' 2-0 win Wednesday night. Bonds said he anticipated playing every game of the Giants' five-game road trip, but he was out Thursday when he awoke with a headache that was the byproduct of getting hit in the head by a ball during batting practice on Wednesday.


Bonds hit No. 712 Tuesday, driving a solo shot 440 feet to straightaway center in San Francisco's 5-3 loss to San Diego at AT&T Park. The Giants' slugger hit his homer in the eighth inning off the Padres' Scott Linebrink to move within two homers of Babe Ruth's 714.


Bonds went 2-for-4 on Friday against the Diamondbacks, hitting a bases-clearing double that moved him past Babe Ruth into third on the career extra-base hits list. Bonds has 1,356 extra-base hits. He had four RBIs in Friday's game and is batting .267 with three homers and nine RBIs this season.


Bonds collected his 711th career homer Wednesday afternoon, forcing extra innings with a two-run, two-out shot in the ninth against Mets closer Billy Wagner. The slugger's home run, his third in five games, leaves him three shy of Babe Ruth's 714.


Bonds hit his first homer of the season on Saturday night in the Giants' 6-4 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. It was his 709th career home run, moving him within five of Babe Ruth for second place all-time.


Bonds sat out a second straight game Thursday, sparking speculation that he is bothered by an old or new injury. Manager Felipe Alou said his slugging left fielder is fine and will play Friday night at Colorado.


Bonds, bothered by an inflamed left elbow, was examined by two doctors Sunday. The Giants' slugger will give his elbow and surgically repaired right knee a rest for at least a few days. He might not take another Cactus League swing in Arizona. The Giants break camp on Wednesday, host the Angels in San Francisco Thursday and play at Oakland Saturday.


Bonds was scratched from the San Francisco Giants' lineup Saturday against the Chicago White Sox, due to a strained left elbow. He took batting practice with the team prior to the game, but underwent treatment afterwards. The Giants' trainer said the move was precautionary.


Bonds started in left field and homered for the Giants on Sunday in just his second spring-training game. Bonds, who fanned in his other at-bat, played four innings before departing.


The Barry Watch continues. With fans booing his first plate appearance in spring training in two years, Bonds struck out on six pitches. He singled sharply in a third-inning at-bat before leaving the game in the fourth.


Bonds will be implicated in a Sports Illustrated story this week as being a user of a vast array of performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids and human growth hormones. The article is an excerpt of a book, "Game of Shadows," which is scheduled to be published on March 27. The book is based on a two-year investigation that includes documents and testimony surrounding the BALCO scandal.


Bonds could play his first spring training game in two years Friday, when the San Francisco Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Giants manager Felipe Alou says he is uncertain if he will play his top slugger as an outfielder or a designated hitter, but he is likely to play if his right knee is up to it.


After hearing reports that Giants manager Felipe Alou told Giants fans that he was thinking about using the seven-time MVP in the No. 2 hole to get him more at-bats, Bonds said he doesn't want to bat second in the lineup. "I am going to speak with Felipe, because at this point in my career it doesn't work for me to be second bat," Bonds told the Dominican newspaper El Caribe for its Sunday editions.


Giants manager Felipe Alou, on Saturday, said that Bonds will not be in the team's lineup on Sunday. Bonds has stated that he will retire from baseball should he have to undergo surgery on his knee. It's entirely possible that Thursday's game where Bonds went two for three in the teams' 9-1 loss to the Padres was the future hall of famer's last game ever.


Bonds stated that he will retire from baseball should he have to undergo another surgery on his knee.


Bonds homered for a fourth straight game on Wednesday night, drilling a two-run shot in the first inning to spark a 5-1 San Francisco win over Washington. In his last four games, the Giants' slugger is 5-for-12 (.417) with four dingers and six RBI. He now has 707 career home runs.


Bonds has homered in his third straight game. After hitting home run No. 705 on Sunday, Bonds took Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez deep into the upper deck at RFK Stadium for his 706th career home run. Bonds now stands only eight home runs shy of tying Babe Ruth for second on the all-time list.


Bonds made it two in a row on Sunday, homering in San Francisco's 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants' slugger splashed a home run into McCovey Cove for the first time this season. His 705th career homer led off the eighth inning, putting the Giants up by the final margin. Bonds, who is 5-for-16 (.313) with three RBI on the season, hit No. 704 on Saturday.


Bonds hit his first home run of the season, and 704th of his career, in the first inning of Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was a solo shot off of Brad Penny.


Debuting in 2005 with an 11-pitch at-bat against San Diego's Adam Eaton on Monday, Bonds drilled a 3-2 pitch for a second-inning double that fell just shy of clearing the wall in left-center field. His near-miss double was his only hit in four at-bats, though his Giants claimed a 4-1 win over the Padres.


The San Francisco Giants have activated Bonds from the disabled list, setting the stage for his 2005 debut on Monday night against the San Diego Padres. The Giants' slugger is expected to start and bat fourth for the Giants at SBC Park.


Bonds will be activated from the disabled list on Monday after he was medically cleared by Dr. Lewis Yocum. The outfielder, who has missed the entire 2005 season, took a day off Saturday after five straight days of on-field workouts to test his surgically repaired knee and overall health.


To be day-to-day is a good thing if you are Bonds, and that appears to be his status as the San Francisco Giants and baseball fans await the slugger's 2005 debut. He took batting practice for a fourth straight day Thursday, and also played catch in the outfield and ran the bases. Bonds will consult with doctors before a similar workout on Friday, and it's possible he will be cleared to be activated before the Giants' weekend series with the Cubs is completed on Sunday.


There is speculation that Bonds will be activated in the next few days, possibly as soon as Tuesday, before the Giants face the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. He will be examined by specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum on Tuesday, and a determination on when he will make his 2005 debut may be made then. Bonds experienced some minor swelling after working out with his teammates before Monday's game, but physical therapist Clive Brewster said that was normal and expected.


On Monday, Bonds took batting practice and tested his throwing arm before the team opened a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The 41-year-old slugger took 17 swings and hit five balls over the fence during his turn in the batting cage.


Bonds has been taking light batting practice, a first step in the resumption of baseball activities for the San Francisco Giants' slugger. Last week, Bonds began doing sprints and drills involving cuts while running. On Wednesday, Giants GM Brian Sabean will talk with orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum, who has been working with Bonds in Los Angeles, and physical therapist Clive Brewster about a plan to get Bonds ready to play again.


Earlier this month, Bonds indicated that it was unlikely that he would be able to play this season. However, the veteran outfielder changed his tune on Tuesday, claiming on his website that his troublesome knee has improved dramatically over the past couple of weeks, and barring any setbacks, he is optimistic that he will see some time with the Giants next month. If a return this season does not work out, Bonds has vowed to be ready for the 2006 campaign.


Bonds said Monday he doesn't expect to play this season because of his injured right knee, which has been operated on three times since January 31. "I don't think you're going to see me out there this year," Bonds told "That's the reality of the situation." He said a recent MRI exam showed some fluid building up in the knee, and that doctors advised him to wait until next year to return to the Giants.


In an interview with on Thursday, Bonds admitted that there is a chance that he might not play at all this season. The Giants' slugger continues his slow recovery after undergoing three different surgeries on his troublesome right knee since January.


The swelling in Bonds' surgically repaired right knee has decreased, and he nearly has full range of motion in the leg. The Giants' veteran slugger has been playing catch, but has yet to be cleared to resume running or taking swings in the cage. According to trainer Stan Conte and manager Felipe Alou, the team still is confident that Bonds will return before the end of the season, but a timetable has not been set.


As part of his rehab work, Bonds performed resistance and agility drills before the San Francisco Giants played the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Perhaps the Giants' slugger is rushing his rehab work a bit, as the infectious-disease specialist treating Bonds recommended that the left fielder should avoid "significant-impact activities," including the drills he performed over the weekend.


Bonds has been cleared to begin light rehab work, as he continues to recover from three different surgeries on his troublesome right knee. The Giants' veteran slugger, who most recently battled a serious infection in the knee, reportedly is optimistic that he can be back on the field shortly after the All-Star break. However, the team has yet to set a timetable for his return.


In a lengthy interview session with reporters on Friday, Bonds denied that he is through playing, although he made no guarantees about being able to return this season. Bonds underwent more blood tests on Friday and began his rehabilitation from his May 2 surgery. Although he had a PICC I.V. removed from his arm on Monday, the outfielder remains on oral antibiotics to try to clean out an infection in his surgically repaired knee.


While continuing to battle an infection in his surgically repaired right knee, Bonds was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Friday. The move was procedural, intended to open a spot on the Giants' 40-man roster for Brian Dallimore, who was recalled to replace the injured Marquis Grissom in San Francisco.


Bonds' rehab program for his surgically repaired right knee has been delayed by an infection. After the San Francisco slugger had his knee drained of fluid for the second time in less than two weeks, he underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday for a third time to look for infection from his last surgery on March 17. An infection was found in the knee, which was flushed out during the procedure.

Bonds' first procedure, which removed damaged cartilage, was performed on January 31. On March 17, he had some torn cartilage removed. Following Monday's operation, Bonds is expected to take antibiotics for at least the next two weeks, and he would not restart rehabilitation work until he is assured the infection is gone. With this setback, don't look for Bonds to return before the All-Star break.

Bonds' rehab program for his surgically repaired right knee has been delayed by an infection. After the San Francisco slugger had his knee drained of fluid for the second time in less than two weeks, he underwent arthroscopic surgery for a third time to look for infection from his last surgery on March 17. An infection was found in the knee, which was flushed out during the procedure.


Bonds traveled to Los Angeles on Friday and had his surgically right knee drained for the second time in less than two weeks. According to the Giants' outfielder, the knee is healing properly, but there still is no timetable for his return to the lineup.

Bonds will need at least a few weeks to get the strength back in the knee before beginning regular baseball activities. A return before the All-Star break appears unlikely at this point.


Bonds had fluid drained from his right knee earlier this week and hopes to resume his rehabilitation next week.

"I had some fluid drained out of my right knee because therewas a little bit of swelling," Bonds reported. "By draining the fluid,it alleviates the discomfort. My doctor wants me to use crutchesfor the next couple of days to make sure the fluid doesn't comeright back. This was merely a precautionary measure." the outfielder wrote on his web site on Saturday.


Bonds continues to recover from a pair of surgeries on his troublesome right knee, but the process reportedly is not going as quickly as planned. According to Giants trainer Stan Conte, the veteran slugger still has some soreness in the knee, and he has yet to be cleared to resume baseball activities. The team does not have a timetable for his return.

Bonds went under the knife for the second time on March 17 and indicated he could miss as much as half of the 2005 campaign. Keep Bonds stashed away until he is back on the field for San Francisco.