Report: Alex Rodriguez training with Barry Bonds
Embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has reportedly received some pointers this offseason from (arguably) history's greatest baseball player as he attempts to revive his career following a year-long suspension.
According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Rodriguez has spent time this offseason working out with Barry Bonds, the all-time home run leader who also served as a guest instructor for the San Francisco Giants during spring training last season.
Sources said Rodriguez, who last appeared in an MLB game in September of 2013, "looked good" after a couple of weeks with Bonds at the Future Prospects facility in San Rafael. Rodriguez, however, will turn 40 in July, and it remains unclear how much playing time he'll receive with the Yankees in 2015.
Over 44 games in 2013, Rodriguez hit .244/.348/.423 (113 wRC+) with seven home runs and a 12.7 percent walk rate with the Yankees.