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 Posted: Wed Mar 22nd, 2017 01:58 am
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Major League Baseball's home run king is coming back to the Bay Area.

The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday they've hired Barry Bonds to join their front office as a special assistant to chief executive officer Larry Baer.

According to the release, Bonds will represent the Giants at various community and organizational events in San Francisco, while also attending the team's spring training in Arizona from March 22-28. He will also work with young players in the Giants' minor-league system.

"I am excited to be back home with the Giants and join the team in an official capacity," Bonds said. "San Francisco has always been my home and the Giants will always be my family. I look forward to spending time with the team, young players in the system, as well as the Bay Area community."

The 52-year-old spent 2016 as the hitting coach of the Miami Marlins. He was relieved of his duties this past October after just one season on the job.

During his 22-year career, Bonds won seven National League MVPs and recorded a .298/.444/.607 slash line with 762 home runs, 1,996 RBIs, and 514 stolen bases.

He also owns baseball's single-season record for home runs, hitting 73 in 2001.