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BONDS SAYS HE MIGHT PLAY IN '08

Barry Bonds, a free agent after this season, said he isn't planning to turn his pursuit of Hank Aaron into a farewell tour.

"Don't think this will be my last season, as a Giant or in baseball," Bonds said after Friday's game, in which he moved within one of Aaron's home run record.

"My last season is every last year of my contract, and I've had a bunch of those seasons."

Saturday, Giants managing partner Peter Magowan declined to comment when asked about re-signing Bonds.

METS: CF Carlos Beltran sat with a strained stomach muscle and is day to day. And C Paul Lo Duca left the second game of the doubleheader with an injured right hamstring sustained while rounding second. He said he would get an MRI exam but would be back by Tuesday, when Tom Glavine goes for his 300th win.

NATIONALS: 1B Dmitri Young agreed to a two-year extension worth $10-million. The All-Star, who turns 34 in October, entered Saturday hitting .331 with nine homers and 53 RBIs.

PADRES: Chris Young, whose 1.82 ERA leads the majors, went on the DL with a strained oblique muscle. The team said it expects him to miss two weeks. Also, utilityman Russell Branyan was released to make room for OF Scott Hairston, who was acquired from Arizona on Friday. The ex-Ray, 31, hit .197 with a home run and 19 RBIs in 67 games.

PIRATES: RHP John Van Benschoten was sent to Triple A one day after he lost his fifth straight decision. The eighth overall pick in 2001 is 0-5 with a 9.76 ERA in seven starts.

YANKEES: Jason Giambi went 1-for-5 in a doubleheader for Class A Tampa, his first action since going on the DL for torn tissue in his left foot May 30. He is scheduled to be evaluated today and hopes to rejoin the Yankees in early August.

DRUG SUSPENSION: Arizona minor-league INF Donnie Sadler was suspended for 50 games under the drug program. Sadler, 32, who has played for Boston, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Texas and Arizona in eight seasons, had one at-bat in May before being sent down.

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