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Bonds: This season is my last

Barry Bonds says he plans to retire after this season, even if he doesn't break Hank Aaron's home run record.

The Giants star was limited to 14 games last year after three knee operations. He has 708 homers, trailing only Babe Ruth (714) and Aaron (755).

"I'm not playing baseball anymore after this," Bonds was quoted by USA Today in a story posted on its Web site Sunday.

"The game (isn't) fun anymore. I'm tired of all of the crap going on. I want to play this year out, hopefully win, and once the season is over, go home and be with my family. Maybe then everybody can just forget about me.

"Breaking these records aren't a big thing to me," he added. "It's a great honor to pass Ruth, but it means more to baseball than it does to me. History is good for every sport, and I'm creating great interest for the game."

Bonds, who turns 42 on July 24, said he plans to report Tuesday to San Francisco's spring training camp in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Giants said they would not comment on the report until they hear from Bonds directly.

Bonds needs 48 homers to surpass Aaron, a total Bonds has reached only twice, in 2000 when he hit 49 and in 2001 when he set the season record with 73.

"I've never cared about records anyway," Bonds said. " Right now, I'm telling you, I don't even want to play next year. Baseball is a fun sport. But I'm not having fun. I love the game of baseball itself, but I don't like what it's turned out to be. I'm not mad at anybody. It's just that right now I am not proud to be a baseball player."

Hatcher hired by Reds

Reds manager Jerry Narron chose former outfielder Billy Hatcher to replace first-base coach John Moses. Hatcher, a St. Petersburg resident, was with the Rays from 1995-2005 but was not retained by new manager Joe Maddon.

Hatcher, the lone candidate from outside the Cincinnati organization, was picked over Ken Griffey Sr. and three others.

ANGELS: After conducting its own investigation, the team decided not to discipline Jered Weaver for a Feb. 9 incident in which the pitching prospect was cited for public intoxication in Long Beach, Calif., but manager Mike Scioscia did provide some counseling for the right-hander.

"He said you're not an average Joe from Simi Valley anymore," Weaver said. "That's not to say I'm a standout or anything, but people are going to know who you are when you hang out. Just keep it to a minimum, have your few and go home. Try to stay out of harm's way is what I guess he was trying to tell me."

DODGERS: General manager Ned Colletti said Saturday there's no status change for right-hander Luke Hochevar, the club's unsigned first-round pick in last summer's draft. Colletti said since becoming GM on Nov. 15, he hasn't had a conversation with Hochevar's agent.

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