Scottsdale, AZ (Sports Network) - Future Hall of Famer and San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is back in the Bay Area to have his surgically repaired knee examined.
Bonds is expected to be evaluated Wednesday by Dr. Art Ting, who performed a minor arthritis cleanup and repaired a small meniscus tear of the right knee in January. According to the Giants, the meeting with Ting is to assess the next stage of Bonds' rehab program.
The 40-year-old Bonds underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on January 31 and is expected to be ready for opening day in early April.
Bonds secured his seventh National League MVP award last season, hitting .362. He also belted 45 homers and drove in 101 runs despite just 373 official at- bats. That's because he broke his own record by walking 232 times.
He has 703 career homers, trailing only Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755).