Tuesday March 18, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Home run king Barry Bonds is unemployed with
less than two weeks remaining before the opening of a new major
league campaign and the players' association wants to know why.
Union chief Don Fehr says the lack of offers to the
43-year-old Bonds will be examined as part of the union's annual
review of the free-agent market.
Bonds' agent says his client is working out and would need about
two weeks to get ready if someone should come calling Bonds was indicted in November on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. The charges stem from 2003 grand jury testimony in which he denied knowingly using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. The seven-time NL MVP pleaded not guilty.
Bonds hit .276 last year with 28 homers, 66 RBIs and a major
league-leading 132 walks. He made 19.3 million dollars, and the
Giants decided to let him go after 15 seasons in San Francisco.
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