As it stated in Bonds appeared as a special spring instructor for a week in 2014, and by all accounts, his visit was well received in camp.
The seven-time National League MVP will arrive at the club’s spring training home in Arizona on Tuesday to begin a weeklong stint as a special instructor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The last time Giants fans saw Barry Bonds, he was coasting by AT&T Park at FanFest on his bicycle and stopping to sign autographs.
First up: A spot on the club’s Wall of Fame, for which Bonds is massively overqualified.
The Giants have not reissued Bonds’ No.25 since his final season with the club, and their consistent policy is to retire only the numbers of Hall of Fame players.
as declared in San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds will return to the Bay Area and the organization as a special advisor to CEO Larry Baer, the team announced on Tuesday.
But he remains beloved in San Francisco, where he played from 1993 to 2007, winning four consecutive NL MVP Awards from 2001-2004.
“I’m excited to be back home with the Giants and join the team in an official capacity,” Bonds said.
According to the press release, Bonds will represent the club at community events in San Francisco, attend the team’s spring training in Arizona in late March and work with the organization’s young players.
Bonds most recently served as the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins in 2016 but was fired after just one season.
as declared in “We are delighted to welcome Barry back home to the Giants,” club CEO Larry Baer said in a statement.
Said Bonds: “San Francisco has always been my home, and the Giants will always be family.
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Bonds, 52, served as a special instructor with the Giants in spring training in 2014, and has earned acclaim for his informal work with major leaguers such as Dexter Fowler.
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