Barry Bonds will be back in a Giants uniform this season, if only occasionally.
After a one-year stint as the Marlins hitting Cheap Jordan Jerseys coach, which ended with the all-time home run leader being fired by manager Don Mattingly, Bonds is joining the San Francisco front office as a special adviser.
He’ll join fellow Giants legends like Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda in an all-purpose community relations role that will also include some on-field instruction, the team announced.
The Indians open the season April 2 against the Rangers in Texas.
Kipnis also missed the beginning of spring training because of shoulder issues.
The two-time All-Star slugged a career-high 23 home runs in 2016, with a slash line of .275/.343/.469.
The Indians also announced Sunday right-hander Cody Anderson will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and miss the 2017 season.
In some good news, the reigning AL pennant winners are expected to welcome back outfielder Michael Brantley on Monday in an exhibition game against the Dodgers. Brantley, a two-time All-Star, played in only 11 games last year after undergoing right shoulder surgery.
As was the case last year, only two players are rated 99 Overall: Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw. Jose Altuve is next at 97 Overall. In total there are 32 players Design Cheap Jerseys Online rated 90-plus, which is down from the 35 that began “MLB 16” in that elite territory.