MLB notebook: Bonds back in Giants camp as coach
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barry Bonds is wearing a Giants uniform once again, now as a hitting coach at spring training.
The career home runs leader joined his former team Monday at camp for a weeklong stay.
The 49-year-old former Pirates outfielder appeared slimmer than he did during his big years with the Giants. Bonds spent his last 15 seasons with San Francisco, finishing in 2007 with 762 homers.
The seven-time MVP was involved in legal trouble stemming from the BALCO steroids investigation over the years.
Cardinals introduce shortstop
The Cardinals introduced new Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz, although it may take a while before he gets into a game.
Diaz went through a practice before the Cardinals played Detroit.
Later this week, Diaz will return to Mexico to finalize his work visa. Until that issue is cleared, Diaz can work out with the big league club, but can only play in games on the back fields.
The Cardinals signed the 23-year-old Diaz to a four-year contract over the weekend.
Around the league
Mets first baseman Ike Davis was wearing a walking boot on his right leg Monday. Davis has not played in an exhibition since March 2 because of calf strains in both legs. ... Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin said doctors told him they knew of only one other professional baseball player, a minor-leaguer, to tear a biceps. While it was determined he wouldn't need surgery, he's still expected to miss four to six weeks. ... Former pitcher John Smoltz will work as an analyst for Fox's Major League Baseball telecasts. He will continue in the same capacity for MLB Network.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.