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Sharks sign D Brent Burns to five-year extension

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Sharks sign D Brent Burns to five-year extension

Aug. 1, 2011SHARKS PAGE SHARKSVIDEO
CSNCalifornia.com staff

The San Jose Sharks have signed veteran defenseman Brent Burns to a five-year extension, the team announced Monday.

Terms and conditions of the deal have not been announced but Comcast SportsNet has learned from a source with knowledge of the contract that the deal is for five years and 28.8 million.

The figure represents a straight 5.76 million per year, no bonus, no escalation clauses and no up front money.

RATTO: Burns deal not about money, it's about grit
Burns, acquired in a trade with Minnesota for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a first-round pick on June 24, posted 46 points in 80 games in 2010-11 and made the Western Conference All-Star team.We are thrilled that Brent has stepped forward and made long-term commitment to the San Jose Sharks, his new teammates and our fans, Sharks executive vice president and general manager Doug Wilson said.
When we acquired Brent, it was our intention to make sure that he remained an important piece of our organization moving forward and we are very pleased that we have been able to do that. As an elite-level defenseman who is just entering his prime, we are looking forward to meshing Brents skills with our existing core group.In seven NHL seasons, all with the Wild, the 26-year-old Burns has posted 183 career points and appeared in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Barry Bonds back in left field at AT&T Park

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Barry Bonds back in left field at AT&T Park

Barry Bonds was back in left field Friday at AT&T Park. Calm down, he was in blue jeans not a Giants jersey. 

Before the Giants take on the Phillies, Bonds casual caught fly balls back at the spot he used to roam for San Francisco. On Twitter he wrote, "I think I still got it. What do you guys think?"

Known for his legendary power as baseball's all-time home runs leader, Bonds is also one of the best defensive outfielders the game has ever seen. Bonds won eight Gold Glove awards in his career, five of them coming with the Giants.

Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente are the all-time leaders of Gold Glove awards among outfielders with 12 each. 

The Giants have used 13 players in left field this season. Perhaps they could use one more in Bonds.

Giants lineup: After beating Phillies to start series, no changes for Game 2

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Giants lineup: After beating Phillies to start series, no changes for Game 2

The Giants scored early and hung on to beat the Phillies on Thursday night. One night later, Bruce Bochy is going with the same eight.

Philadelphia Phillies (43-76)

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
3. Nick Williams (L) CF
4. Rhys Hoskins (R) LF
5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
6. Tommy Joseph (R) 1B
7. Jorge Alfaro (R) C
8. Cameron Perkins (R) RF
9. Zach Eflin (R) P

San Francisco Giants (49-74)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Hunter Pence (R) RF
3. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Ryder Jones (L) 1B
8. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
9. Matt Moore (L) P