Bonds congratulates Rodriguez after 600th home run, wishes him luck in chase for career record

Barry Bonds has congratulated Alex Rodriguez for hitting his 600th home run and is wishing the New York Yankees star good luck in his chase for the all-time homer record.

Bonds holds the lifetime record with 762 home runs.

Bonds put out a message on his website, welcoming Rodriguez to the 600-homer club. Bonds says he hopes Rodriguez stays healthy and focused, telling A-Rod that "you only have 163 to go."

Rodriguez hit his 600th home run on Wednesday. Bonds says he'll be watching and rooting for Rodriguez the rest of the way.