Barry Bonds is in Southern California rehabilitating his surgically repaired right knee and probably won't rejoin the Giants until after the all-star break.
Bonds, who hasn't played this season as he recovers from three operations on his knee since Jan. 31, is progressing enough that the Giants remain hopeful he will play sometime this summer -- though there still is no timetable for the slugger's return.
"It's all a plus right now," assistant GM Ned Colletti said yesterday. "The key factors -- range of motion, the strength of the leg -- are coming along. No setbacks."
Bonds likely will rejoin the Giants when the club begins a four-game series on July 14 against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
In his most recent journal entry on his Web site, Bonds wrote:
"Last week my knee slightly swelled, so I'll be taking it easy, sticking with range-of-motion and strengthening exercises. This is all part of rehabilitation, so as long as I pace myself correctly, I will be able to work through this swelling as I did with the infection. At this point in the season, my outlook is still positive."
* ELITE COMPANY: Cardinals LF Reggie Sanders is closing in on 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases, a feat accomplished by only four players. He needs 12 homers and four steals to join Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson and Bobby Bonds in the power-speed fraternity.
* DREW BREAKS WRIST: The Dodgers placed J.D. Drew on the 15-day disabled list after the outfielder broke his left wrist Sunday night when he was hit by a pitch from the Diamondbacks' Brad Halsey.
The team is awaiting a doctor's report to determine whether Drew would be lost for the season. To fill Drew's roster spot, the team called up OF Chin-Feng Chen from Class AAA Las Vegas.
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