The San Francisco Giants have a number of former players that are helping the younger players in camp this year, including Barry Bonds, who will serve as a special instructor for the Giants’ hitters, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
According to the report, Bonds, a seven-time National League MVP and MLB’s all-time home runs leader with 762, has wanted to take on a more active role in the organization.
“He’s part of what we’ll do here,” manager Bruce Bochy said to the newspaper. “He’s going to be part of the group of instructors, like (Will) Clark, (J.T.) Snow or (Jeff) Kent. He’s going to be like the other guys and help where he can.
“I don’t have any concerns.”
Bonds will arrive in Scottsdale sometime in March.
Nice scoop by @AlexPavlovic on Bonds being a spring instructor. I'm told it's his idea, & he won't be paid outside of per diem/travel costs.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) February 22, 2014