Bonds trial to study physique

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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 Giants teammate Bobby Estalella and former Bonds girlfriend Kimberly Bell will testify that Bonds told them he used steroids.

In addition, they said former Bonds assistant Steve Hoskins will testify that he learned of Bonds' steroids use from both Bonds and personal trainer Greg Anderson , who is refusing to testify. Kathy Hoskins , Bonds' former personal shopper, will testify that she saw him 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.

RED SOX: Left-hander Jon Lester pitched three innings of a simulated game. The former Augusta GreenJacket missed his scheduled start Sunday because of illness. He threw Monday before Boston played the Orioles.

METS: Carlos Beltran was not in the lineup against Detroit a day after testing his right knee in his first start of spring training.

Beltran arrived at the ballpark after the lineup card was posted and said he felt good.

"I told him I feel sore but in a good way," he said of his conversation with manager Terry Collins .

Beltran hopes to play today. He took batting practice with the nonstarters on a back field Monday without issue.

DIAMONDBACKS: The young girl killed in the attack on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was honored with a charity game between Arizona and the Chicago White Sox.

The White Sox beat Arizona 12-1 in the exhibition to benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund. The game was played in Tucson, where the shooting occurred in January. Both teams used to hold spring training in the city.

MARINERS: An MRI revealed catcher Miguel Olivo suffered a strained adductor muscle, and the team has no timetable for his return.

Olivo was hurt in Saturday's Cactus League game against Cleveland. He was originally diagnosed as having a left groin injury.

PADRES: San Diego catcher Gregg Zaun is retiring after 16 major league seasons. The 39-year-old, who injured the labrum in his throwing shoulder last June, made his big league debut in 1995 and played for nine teams.

INDIANS: Cleveland signed first baseman Nick Johnson to a minor league contract. The 32-year-old played in only 24 games last year for the Yankees before injuring his right wrist and going on the disabled list for the eighth time.

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Bonds' name should be erased

Bonds' name should be erased from the record books and he should be denied any consideration for the Hall of Fame.....and he should serve prison time for tax evasion.

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