Yankees Float Possibility of Bonds in Pinstripes

Team officials discussed him at recent meeting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 24, 2008 9:28 PM CDT
San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds hits his 73rd home run of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, in this Oct. 7, 2001, file photo.    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson,file)
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(Newser) – Barry Bonds in pinstripes? Hank Steinbrenner confirmed today that team officials are at least talking about acquiring baseball's home-run king, though he wouldn't say just how serious those talks are. Given how late it is in the season, the prospects are unlikely, the AP reports. The slugger, who turned 44 today, became a free agent when the San Francisco Giants did not bring him back this season.

A day before the All-Star game at Yankee Stadium last week, Bonds' agent, Jeff Borris, said the seven-time MVP had not received a single offer. Borris previously said Bonds would be willing to play for a prorated share of the $390,000 minimum and donate his salary to buy tickets for kids.