Thursday 29th September 2016,
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Barry Bonds Hired As Marlins Hitting Coach

Barry Bonds

The Miami Marlins have hired ‘Home Run King’ Barry Bonds as their hitting coach. He will be joining the staff of new manager Don Mattingly. Bonds who is 51 is the leading home run hitter in major league history and a seven time most valuable player.

Frank Menechino, the team’s hitting coach last year, will return as assistant hitting coach.

Bond’s legacy was tainted after he was linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Federal prosecutors pursued a case against Bonds for nearly a decade before dropping what remained of their criminal case in July. But because of the controversy surrounding his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs, Bonds has fallen well short of obtaining the support required for election into baseball’s Hall of Fame.
Another player whose career was tarnished by steroids, Mark McGwire, was hired last week by the Padres.

Until now, Barry Bonds has served as a spring training instructor with the Giants and has not had a full time job in baseball since his retirement.

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