Originally created 07/06/06

Bonds' trainer jailed



SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' personal trainer was held in contempt of court and ordered to prison Wednesday for refusing to testify to the federal grand jury investigating the San Francisco Giants' slugger for perjury.

Greg Anderson, who served three months in prison after pleading guilty last year for his role in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid scandal, was led out of U.S. District Judge William Alsup's courtroom by two deputy U.S. marshals. He will be housed at a federal prison in nearby Dublin.

The grand jury is investigating whether Bonds perjured himself when he testified to the original BALCO grand jury in December 2003 that he never knowingly used steroids or other banned performance enhancing drugs.

CUBS: Manager Dusty Baker met with general manager Jim Hendry on Wednesday and felt "comfortable" about his job status amid reports Hendry was considering staff changes during the All-Star break.

The Cubs have lost 10 of their past 12 and were 30-53 heading into the finale of a three-game series in Houston.

Baker was confident he would be given the chance to rescue the season.

"We need to win, that's no secret," Baker said. "Yeah, I feel comfortable. A lot of other people don't feel comfortable, but I feel comfortable."

MARINERS: Manager Mike Hargrove and designated hitter Carl Everett refused to talk about their closed-door shouting match, most of it from Everett, that occurred after the 14-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels a night earlier.

The 35-year-old Everett went into Hargrove's office about 45 minutes after the game and apparently voiced his frustration about his diminished playing time with the addition of veteran Eduardo Perez in a trade with the Cleveland Indians last week.

"What I said and what Carl said is between us," Hargrove said. "It's just part of the job, part of the business. None of this stuff surprises me."

ALL-STAR GAME: Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is leaning toward Detroit Tigers' veteran left-hander Kenny Rogers to start for the American League in next week's All-Star game in Pittsburgh.

Rogers (11-3) got his fourth consecutive win Wednesday as the Tigers beat Oakland 10-4 in his final outing before the break.

RANGERS: Right-hander Kevin Millwood won't make Friday night's scheduled start against the Minnesota Twins because of concern over the strained biceps in his pitching arm.

Rangers manager Buck Showalter said that Millwood won't pitch in a game until after the All-Star break.