MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Barry Bonds is returning to baseball for his first full-time big league job since retiring from the game as a player. The steroids-tainted home run king has accepted the hitting coach position for the Miami Marlins.READ MORE: Advocates: Utility-Backed Bill Imperils Rooftop Solar In Florida
Bonds’ playing career ended in 2007. He has worked in recent years as a guest instructor for the San Francisco Giants in spring training. He’s the career leader in home runs with 762 and is a seven-time NL MVP.READ MORE: Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz's Instagram Photos Will Be Shown At Penalty Trial
He joins the staff of Don Mattingly, who recently became the Marlins’ seventh manager since June 2010. Among the players Bonds will tutor will be $325 million slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
The team also said Friday that last year’s hitting coach, Frank Menechino, will return as assistant hitting coach. Miami hired Tim Wallach as bench coach and Juan Nieves as pitching coach.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Coldest Air Of The Season Has Arrived In South Florida
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