Bonds may work out with Giants next week

Hernandez appeal denied

Brown goes on 60-day DL

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September 02, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO - As long as his knee holds up, Barry Bonds believes there's "a good possibility" he could be taking swings with the San Francisco Giants when the club gets to Los Angeles next week.

Bonds, recovering from three operations on his troublesome right knee since Jan. 31, began taking light batting practice this week with no problems.

The slugger has been in Los Angeles for the past two months rehabbing his knee under the direction of orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum and physical therapist Clive Brewster.

"If things look good and Dr. Yocum and Clive are satisfied in terms of how my knee is responding, then there's a good possibility I might be taking a few workout swings with the team when they come to Los Angeles next week," Bonds wrote in the latest update on his Web site.

ROYALS: Right-hander Runelvys Hernandez's appeal of his 10-game suspension was denied.

Hernandez had appealed the suspension imposed by Bob Watson, baseball's head disciplinarian, for a beanball incident July 17 at Detroit that led to a dugout-clearing brawl. Hernandez hit three batters, including Carlos Guillen in the head.

Hernandez is on the 15-day disabled list with back and shoulder problems and is eligible to be activated Tuesday, when the suspension will begin.

YANKEES: Kevin Brown was moved to the 60-day disabled list, a move that ends his season and perhaps his career.

The 40-year-old right-hander, bothered by back problems, has been on the DL 14 times in his career, including three times this year.

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