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Giants decline arbitration for Bonds

The Giants declined to offer salary arbitration to Barry Bonds before Friday night's deadline, prompting his agent to say the team has not made bringing the slugger back a priority.

"San Francisco's decision not to offer Barry arbitration speaks volumes of their true intentions to have him back in a Giants uniform for the 2007 season," agent Jeff Borris said.

On Saturday, outfielder Dave Roberts agreed to an $18-million, three-year contract, reuniting with manager Bruce Bochy.

Roberts batted .293 with two homers and 44 RBIs and stole a career-best 49 bases last season.

INDIANS: The team added much-needed experience and depth to its young bullpen, agreeing to one-year contracts with former Devil Ray Roberto Hernandez and Aaron Fultz. Hernandez, a 42-year-old right-hander, is guaranteed $3.5-million. Fultz, a 33-year-old lefty, gets a $1.65-million deal. Hernandez went 0-3 with two saves and a 3.11 ERA in 68 appearances for the Pirates and the Mets last season. Fultz went 3-1 with a 4.54 ERA in 66 appearances for the Phillies. The team holds options for both for 2008.

ORIOLES: First baseman Kevin Millar re-signed, agreeing to a one-year, $2.75-million contract with an option for 2008. Millar, 35, hit .272 with 15 home runs and 64 RBIs last season.

RANGERS: The team offered salary arbitration to right-hander Vicente Padilla, who won 15 games last season. It declined arbitration for catcher Rod Barajas and infielder Eric Young.