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Bonds Finally Signs One-Year, $15.8M Deal With Giants

Bonds Finally Signs Revised
Contract With Giants
After reaching a preliminary agreement with the Giants on December 7, LF Barry Bonds has officially signed a one-year, $15.8M contract that has been approved by MLB, according to Henry Schulman of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Bonds waited to sign the deal even after the Giants “removed a clause relating to personal appearances that caused the commissioner’s office to reject the initial contract.” An MLB source said that the clause was the “only revision in the contract that Bonds signed Thursday.” Intact are “stipulations that will allow the Giants to void the deal if Bonds is indicted and forbid Bonds’ personal trainers from working in the clubhouse and other nonpublic areas of the ballpark.” Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris, has “downplayed the indictment clause, saying provisions in baseball’s [CBA] render it moot.” Bonds has said that he is “fine with the personal-trainer clause, adding he will continue to work with the trainers outside the ballpark.” The contract allows Bonds to earn another $4.2M in performance bonuses (SFGATE.com, 2/15).

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