SAN FRANCISCO -- With speculation swirling in regards to the direction of Barry Bonds' medical treatment in the aftermath of a third arthroscopic knee surgery since January, the Giants organization expressed confidence Friday that Bonds is getting the best possible medical attention."The San Francisco Giants have and continue to monitor the medical condition of Barry Bonds and have taken steps to make sure that he is receiving the best medical advice and care possible," the Giants said in a statement. In connection with Bonds' latest surgical procedure, which cleaned out a bacterial infection, the Giants have been in consultation with Dr. Arthur Ting, the longtime personal physican of Bonds. The club said it has also consulted with Dr. Lewis Yocum, the orthopedic surgeon and team physician of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Dr. Robert Armstrong, an infectious disease specialist; Dr. Kenneth Akizuki, the orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the Giants; and Dr. Anthony Saglimbeni, internal medicine and team physician of the Giants. The club said Bonds is currently undergoing aggressive antibiotic therapy prescribed by Armstrong. The Giants also said they have honored Bonds' request to include Ting in his treatment and perform his surgeries. The club said it did not direct Bonds to have any other orthopedic surgeon operate on him to date. With an overriding message that the club and Bonds are on the same page in the medical recovery plans, the Giants said they will continue to monitor Bonds' progress and provide additional updates as events warrant. Blake Rhodes, the Giants' director of media relations, said club officials would have no comment beyond Friday's statement.
Robert Falkoff is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.