There are growing indications that Barry Bonds will accept an offer to become a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins.
According to USA Today, Bonds has tentatively agreed to a deal with the Marlins that would have him working alongside hitting coach Frank Menechino.
The Marlins have refused comment on the possible hiring of the controversial slugger, the majors’ all-time home run leader. But sources told USA Today that “barring a last-minute change of heart, Bonds plans on accepting [the job].”
Bonds has never had a full-time coaching position at the big-league level, though he served as a special hitting instructor for the San Francisco Giants two years ago.
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In addition to Bonds, the Marlins also plan on hiring Juan Nieves as pitching coach for new manager Don Mattingly. Nieves was pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox from 2013-15.