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GIANTS: As Barry Bonds nears his record 756th home run, he's stockpiling quite a collection of souvenirs - bats, balls, helmets and spikes, pieces of baseball history perfectly suited for the Hall of Fame.

Whether he'll donate any of them to Cooperstown, however, is in doubt.

"I'm not worried about the Hall," the San Francisco slugger said during a recent homer drought. "I take care of me."

No wonder those at the museum are getting concerned, especially with Bonds only 10 homers shy of breaking Hank Aaron's career mark.

"There's uncertainty," Hall vice president Jeff Idelson acknowledged.

Around 35,000 artifacts are shown and stored at the shrine, and about a dozen pertain to Bonds.

So far, Bonds has not indicated he intends to share any Aaron-related memorabilia.

The Hall does have the home plate from Bonds' 714th homer and first base and the lineup card from No. 715 - those came from ballparks, not him.

REDS: Right fielder Norris Hopper thinks center fielder Ryan Freel might have been unconscious before he hit the ground after the two players collided Monday in Cincinnati's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Freel was diagnosed with contusions to his head and neck after his head collided with Hopper's right elbow while the center fielder was catching Humberto Cota's fly ball to the warning track in right center field.

Hopper remained in the game.

Freel, hitting .253 entering the game, was replaced by Ken Griffey Jr.

INDIANS: Third baseman Andy Marte was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo by Cleveland, who added left-hander Rafael Perez to their bullpen for a three-game series in Boston.

ROCKIES: Put right-handed pitcher Josh Fogg on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left groin.

Colorado called up righty Ryan Speier from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

WHITE SOX: Placed utilityman Pablo Ozuna on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right fibula and a torn right deltoid ligament .

Chicago also recalled infielder Andy Gonzalez from Triple-A Charlotte and right-handed reliever Dewon Day from Double-A Birmingham.


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