MLB notes: Bonds’ contract signed

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The team announced the deal Jan. 29 but he never signed the contract, and problems developed over specifics about what would happen if Bonds were to be indicted or face further legal trouble, along with details about a personal-appearance provision that was rejected by the commissioner’s office. A federal grand jury is investigating whether Bonds perjured himself when he testified in 2003 in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid distribution case that he hadn’t knowingly taken any performance-enhancing drugs. More deals: Right fielder Michael Cuddyer and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a $3,575,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration minutes before their scheduled hearing. Wood hurt in hot tub mishap: Oft-injured Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is not expected to throw off the mound for a few days after he slipped this week getting out of a hot tub at home. Wood landed on his stomach and chest. “It was just a little spill,” Wood said. “I didn’t think anything of it. Nothing’s wrong. It’s just going to be a few extra days. My arm feels great. My body feels good.” DUI arrest: Steve Swindal, George Steinbrenner’s son-in-law and designated successor to run the NewYork Yankees, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in St.Petersburg, Fla. center_img Barry Bonds finally signed his $15.8 million, one-year deal Thursday, ending more than two months of wrangling between the slugger and the San Francisco Giants over contract language. With both sides satisfied, Bonds is scheduled to report Monday to spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz. He is likely to participate in the Giants’ first full-squad workout Tuesday. last_img read more