At a brief court hearing Friday, assistant U.S. attorney Matt Parrella didn't say when the government will ask a grand jury for a new indictment. Illston ordered the sides to return to court June 6, making it likely any trail would not start before 2009.
Bonds was indicted in November on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice, charges stemming from 2003 grand-jury testimony in which he denied knowingly taking illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
Bonds was let go by the San Francisco Giants. The 43-year-old outfielder remains a free agent and wants to play this year.