SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hopes his random steroid test last week will remove suspicion that he uses performance-enhancing drugs.
Bonds told MLB.com that he was tested last Friday as part of baseball's new drug-testing agreement. Each player is tested once during the season.
Under the collective bargaining agreement, a player is sent to counseling for a first positive steroid test and suspended for 15 days or fined up to $10,000 for the second infraction. An infraction is not made public until a second positive test.
"I'm glad this is finally happening," Bonds told MLB.com. "They'll get the results and it will clear my name. It'll show that there's nothing behind what I've been doing [on the field] all year."
Bonds's personal trainer and longtime friend, Greg Anderson, is one of four men charged in an alleged steroid-distribution ring that federal prosecutors say supplied dozens of professional athletes with banned substances. They have pleaded not guilty.
Bonds has denied using any performance-enhancing drugs.