San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, who has missed all season with an injured right knee, might be activated from the disabled list in time for tonight's game in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Team spokesman Blake Rhodes said in a telephone interview that Bonds, the seven-time NL most valuable player, will be examined by orthopedist Lewis Yocum this morning, one day after he rejoined his Giants teammates for practice.
"We'll wait and see what Dr. Yocum says," Rhodes said about the possibility of Bonds, who is recovering from three operations on his right knee since January, being activated.
Bonds, 41, joined the Giants for the first time since spring training, taking early batting practice, jogging and throwing before last night's game at Dodger Stadium.
"I did pretty well today," Bonds told a horde of reporters yesterday. "When I get back on the field, I want to be playing at the level I was where I left off."
* GRIFFEY IS DAY-TO-DAY: Reds CF Ken Griffey Jr. was listed as day-to-day after an MRI exam revealed a strained right foot. Griffey was injured Sunday when he rolled his foot rounding second base in the 12th inning of Cincinnati's 8-3 victory at Atlanta. He immediately left the game.
"I can't kick anybody," Griffey joked. "It feels a lot better today than it did yesterday. I can run. I just can't stop."
Griffey did not play in last night's 6-1 loss to the Brewers. . . .
The Reds activated IF Ryan Freel from the 15-day disabled list and added three right-handed pitchers to their roster.
Joe Valentine, who opened the season with the Reds, Allan Simpson and C Miguel Perez were recalled from Class AAA Louisville. The Reds also purchased the contract of RHP Chris Booker, who made a shaky major league debut last night.
-- From News Services