Originally created 07/27/06

Trainer to stay quiet



SAN FRANCISCO - Lawyers for Barry Bonds' personal trainer say he'd rather go back to prison for a third time than take part in the grand jury investigation of his childhood friend for tax evasion and perjury.

Fresh off a 15-day jail term for refusing to cooperate in an earlier phase of the probe, Greg Anderson is expected to be called today before a new grand jury investigating the San Francisco Giants slugger. But the trainer is expected to renew his vow of silence.

"He's resigned to do whatever it takes to maintain his integrity," said Paula Canny, an attorney and close friend of Anderson.

ANGELS: Los Angeles starter Bartolo Colon left after the first inning of the Angels' game at Tampa Bay on Wednesday with right elbow irritation.

The right-hander gave up four runs and four hits, including home runs by Rocco Baldelli and Ty Wigginton. He was replaced by Kevin Gregg, who departed with one out in the fifth with left knee irritation.

Colon, the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner, is 1-5 during an injury-marred season. He was on the disabled list from April 19 to June 17 because of right shoulder inflammation.

DODGERS: Right-hander Brett Tomko is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list before the week ends. When he is, Los Angeles will use him out of the bullpen.

The 33-year-old Tomko was 6-6 with a 5.12 ERA in 15 starts before he strained an oblique muscle in his left side during a 10-4 victory over Pittsburgh on June 24. He made two rehab appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas over the weekend, pitching one inning each time.

"It wasn't fun to be sitting around and not being able to participate, but I got a lot of good work in and got back to being pretty healthy," Tomko said. "It probably got me back on the field two weeks quicker, at least. If I was going to start, I would have probably had to rehab for another couple of weeks."

REDS: Scott Hatteberg, who took over at first base for Cincinnati and has been an important part of their resurgence, got a one-year contract extension Wednesday that will pay him at least $1.65 million.

Hatteberg gets a $1.5 million base salary next season. The contract includes a club option for 2008 at $1.85 million, with a $150,000 buyout.

If he has 500 plate appearances next season, the 2008 club option increases to a $2 million base salary with a $175,000 buyout.

Hatteberg also can make an additional $50,000 for making 500, 550 and 600 plate appearances.

As one of his first moves after taking over as general manager in February, Wayne Krivsky signed Hatteberg as a free agent from Oakland.