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Giants excited to gain wisdom from Bonds

Giants excited to gain wisdom from Bonds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Barry Bonds to be treated like any other guest instructor when the all-time home run leader arrives here next month.

"I think he can be another [set of] eyes, ears and brains for players to bounce ideas off," Bochy said Sunday.

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Said catcher Buster Posey, "It's exciting to be able to see what kind of advice you can pick up." Asked if he would feel comfortable approaching Bonds, Posey replied, "Probably. It depends on the situation."

Jeff Kent, the former second baseman and 2000 National League Most Valuable Player, has been in camp as the first in a series of guest instructors. Besides Bonds, others expected to follow include Will Clark, Rich Aurilia and Randy Winn.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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