Bonds will arrive at camp Tuesday

Updated: February 19, 2005, 9:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Barry Bonds will have a busy day Tuesday.

Bonds will report to camp Tuesday morning and address the media later that afternoon. It is not yet clear at what time he will speak with reporters.

Barry Bonds
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The specter of steroids hovered over both Bonds and baseball this offseason. In December, Congress urged baseball to adopt a stricter steroid testing policy just days after a report appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle that said Bonds testified before a grand jury he unknowingly took steroids. In addition, Jose Canseco recently publiched a book, "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big," that alleges widespread use of steroids through the major leagues.

On Thursday, Giants manager Felipe Alou said the steroid suspicion won't be a distraction this spring.

Bonds enters this season with 703 career homers, trailing only Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) on the career list. He is not expected to play any spring training games until at least mid-March as he recovers from January knee surgery. Bonds underwent a "minor arthritis cleanup," as the team described it in a statement, as well as a procedure to repair a small tear in his meniscus.

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