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Bonds rejoins Giants as special adviser, calls team 'family'

Barry Bonds is back with the San Francisco Giants, just as the club had hoped.

Bonds, who spent a one-season stint as Miami's hitting coach last year before being fired, will serve as a special adviser to CEO Larry Baer.

The home run king was scheduled to help coach at spring training beginning Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He will work with the minor league teams, something that had been in the works for a couple of months. General manager Bobby Evans mentioned it last month at FanFest .

"We are delighted to welcome Barry back home to the Giants," Baer said. "As one of the greatest players of all-time, Barry's contributions to our organization...