Major league baseball
Monday’s news & notes
Bonds trial: Longtime San Francisco Giants clubhouse manager Mike Murphy will testify about Barry Bonds’ hat size, a Nike employee will discuss the slugger’s feet and prosecutors will show the jury photographs of Bonds’ growing physique during his career, court papers filed Monday showed. In a witness list filed Monday, prosecutors outlined their planned evidence, most of which has been made public since a grand jury started meeting more than seven years ago. The prosecution said former San Francisco Giants teammate Bobby Estalella, and former Bonds girlfriend Kimberly Bell will testify Bonds told them he used steroids. In addition, they said former Bonds assistant Steve Hoskins will testify he learned of Bonds’ steroids use from both Bonds and personal trainer Greg Anderson, who is refusing to testify. And Kathy Hoskins, Bonds’ former personal shopper, will testify she saw Bonds being injected by Anderson. Bonds has been indicted on four counts of making false statements to a grand jury and one count of obstruction of justice for telling the grand jury he never took steroids or human growth hormone from Anderson, took only vitamins from Anderson and was injected only by physicians. He has pleaded not guilty.
Taylor-Green honored: This was one spring training trip Ozzie Guillen and several other big leaguers gladly took. The Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks traveled two hours to Tucson to play a charity game that honored Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl killed in the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Chicago beat the Diamondbacks 12-1 in the split-squad exhibition to benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund. “A lot of guys wanted to come here because of the cause,” said Guillen, the Chicago manager. Six people were killed and 13 injured in the January shooting in Tucson. Both teams used to hold spring training at the complex where the game was held before moving to the Phoenix area, and 7,419 fans were in attendance. Green’s father, John, is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers and grandfather Dallas was a former major league manager and pitcher. The young girl’s 11-year-old brother, also named Dallas, threw out a first ball, as did some of her Little League teammates.