Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez became the third native of Cuba voted as Major League Baseball’s rookie of the year, taking the National League award over fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Prosecutors seeking to convict pitcher Roger Clemens of obstructing Congress and making false statements must prove he was injected with steroids, knew what was in the shots and knowingly lied about it, said lawyers.
Brian McNamee, the government’s only eyewitness to Roger Clemens’s alleged steroid use, testified that some of the medical waste he preserved from an injection he gave the ex-pitcher was mixed with needles used on other baseball players.
Jurors were urged both by lawyers for Roger Clemens and by prosecutors to use common sense when deciding whether the former pitching star intentionally lied to Congress to cover up his use of steroids and human growth hormone.
Ex-Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens wouldn’t cheat at the sport, his former Toronto Blue Jays teammate Charlie O’Brien told a jury during Clemens’s trial on charges of lying to Congress about drug use.