Home run champ Barry Bonds could bolster Marlins sluggers as hitting coach

— -- The Miami Marlins are having internal discussions about bringing all-time home run leader Barry Bonds on as a hitting coach this season, according to a media report.

Bonds, who last played in the majors in 2007, has worked as a special instructor for the San Francisco Giants during spring training the past two seasons.

Frank Menechino, who has been the Marlins' hitting coach since 2014, is expected to return to the team, but the club is considering employing two hitting coaches to accommodate Bonds, CBSSports.com reports.

Bonds is Major League Baseball's career home run leader with 762. He hit an MLB-record 73 home runs in 2001 and has a career batting average of .298 over 22 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Giants.