Barry Bonds is back in
Bonds, of course, has been followed for many years by speculation that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Interestingly enough, so was Marlins Manager
McGwire admitted in 2010 to using PEDs when he broke the single-season home run record in 1998. Bonds, who broke that record in 2001, has admitted only to unknowingly using steroids.
Soon after he broke
He ended his playing career with 762 home runs.
In November 2007, Bonds was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice for telling a federal grand jury he had not knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs. In April of this year, an appellate court overturned the lone conviction for obstruction stemming from those charges.
Bonds has failed to get more than 36.8% of the vote in his three appearances on the Hall of Fame ballot.
Also on Friday, the Marlins announced several other members of Mattingly's staff, including his former Dodgers bench coach, Tim Wallach, who will fill the same role in Miami.