So far, so good
Barry Bonds took his first day of live batting practice on Thursday and reported no pain in his balky right knee, according to the Contra Costa Times:
Bonds still needed to rest his troublesome right knee. He pulled up a folding chair to sit near the batting cage after taking his second round of swings. The left fielder participated in outfield drills but did not stretch or run outdoors.
Hunter not quite 100%
Torii Hunter matched his career-high with 23 steals in 2005, but unlike when he did it the first time in 2002, he only needed 98 games to do so. Unfortunately, that's when his season came to a close due to a broken ankle. He discussed the ankle on Thursday with the Star-Tribune:
Even if the ankle is 100% by the start of the season, will Hunter continue with his newfound speedy ways on the basepaths? Only time will tell, but if it does he could surprise with at least 30-35 steals.