Leading the list will be Barry Bonds, and he'll be accompanied by equally toxic names like Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa.
Interestingly, Bonds held a "meet-and-greet" with reporters in San Francisco on Monday. Asked if he thought he'd be a first-ballot choice, the all-time home run leader said:
"I have no idea. That's up to the writers. I don't worry about that stuff. I'll be at home having a good time with my kids. Or hopefully, here. Doing some stuff for other kids. That'll take care of itself. I don't need to worry about that stuff."
Later, he said it would be "very sad" if his election didn't occur.
Speaking of Clemens
The government rested Tuesday in the perjury trial of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner.
The defense is expected to take about two weeks to call its witnesses as the trial enters its seventh week.
Clemens is charged with perjury relating to his testimony before Congress in 2008 when he said he had never used steroids.
Magglio hangs 'em up
Former all-star Magglio Ordonez said he will retire on Sunday before Detroit plays the Yankees.
Ordonez was a career .309 hitter with 294 home runs and 1,236 RBIs over 15 seasons, but the six-time all-star struggled through 92 games last season with a surgically repaired right ankle, hitting a career-low .255 with five homers and 32 RBIs.
No Manny just yet
The Oakland A's said they have no immediate plans to recall slugger Manny Ramirez when his 50-game drug ban ends on Wednesday.
The team appears likely to let Ramirez stay with triple-A Sacramento through the weekend, while the A's are on the road. They host Texas beginning Monday.
Ramirez is batting .250 (8 for 32) with no home runs or extra-base hits and four RBIs, with seven strikeouts and three walks in nine games with Sacramento.
The Dodgers actived centerfielder Matt Kemp from the disabled after missing 13 games because of a left hamstring strain. . . . Tampa Bay purchased the contract of Hideki Matsui from triple-A Durham. . . . Nationals infielder Chad Tracy will require surgery for a torn groin muscle and is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks.
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This article contains information from the Associated Press.