Giants slugger Barry Bonds, still recovering from knee surgery, said yesterday that he still did not know whether he would be able to return to action this season.

"There hasn't been much change in my condition," Bonds wrote on his Web site, "My rehab is coming along and I still don't have a timetable for my return to the team. If I'm ready in September and the Giants want me to play, I'll play."

Bonds, the single season home run record holder who turns 41 on Sunday, has undergone a series of knee operations since last year. He has been working with a physical therapist in the Los Angeles area for the past month.

"Even though I haven't started to run or do any baseball activity, there are little things that indicate progress is being made," he said. "For example, not feeling so much soreness after doing my strengthening exercises."

* STINNETT ON DL: Diamondbacks C Kelly Stinnett was placed on the 15-day disabled list a day after scoring the winning run in the 11th inning against Florida. Stinnett strained a tendon in his left wrist on a checked swing in the eighth.

* BENITEZ PROGRESSES: Closer Armando Benitez might be back with the Giants sooner than expected.

Benitez went on the disabled list April 27 with a serious hamstring injury, which required surgery to reattach two tendons to his pelvis. The Giants predicted Benitez would be out for four months, perhaps missing the rest of the season. But his progress during rehabilitation has the club thinking he might beat his projected return, in early September.

-- From News Services

Giants' Barry Bonds, who turns 41 on Sunday, says he still doesn't have "a timetable" for his return to the team.