Just picked him up in 2 of my leagues.....sounds like theres still a chance he's coming back
Barry Bonds has begun taking light batting practice, a positive sign the slugger could soon be ready to resume other baseball activity as he recovers from three operations on his right knee. Giants general manager Brian Sabean spoke Tuesday to renowned Angels orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum, who has been working with Bonds in Los Angeles along with physical therapist Clive Brewster. "What that means in the greater scheme of things, I'll know more (Wednesday)," Sabean said. "The knee was tolerant. He was sore in the obvious places, being the hands and upper torso. It's a good first step toward getting back to baseball activities. ... I'm presuming it's a baby-step type of thing."
Sabean planned to speak to Yocum and Brewster again Wednesday to better determine when Bonds -- recovering from three surgeries on his right knee since Jan. 31 -- might be able to rejoin his San Francisco teammates. Though Sabean isn't ready to guess when Bonds might be back in uniform to resume his chase of the home run record. "Until both those folks, even with him doing this activity, release him to us, it's in their hands. I have full faith in how they've handled it and where this thing's going under their guidance," Sabean said. "Yeah, I'm hopeful, but I can't guarantee anything. This is definitely a day-to-day situation. Again, building on what they're asking, he's not standing still and he's not taking steps back." - sportsline.com
Aug 31 Bonds has been taking light batting practice, a first step in the resumption of baseball activities for the San Francisco Giants' slugger. Last week, Bonds began doing sprints and drills involving cuts while running. On Wednesday, Giants GM Brian Sabean will talk with orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum, who has been working with Bonds in Los Angeles, and physical therapist Clive Brewster about a plan to get Bonds ready to play again.
Advice: More should be known about the star's timetable in the next week. It's looking more likely that Bonds will return to action in September.
Aug 31 Updating an ongoing story, the Associated Press reports San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds (knee) has begun taking light batting practice and may soon be ready to resume other baseball-related activity. General manager Brian Sabean expected to know more about the status of Bonds Wednesday, Aug. 31.
You guys think he is coming back this season?
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