Bonds' trainer in jail

Pitcher Pavano never told Yanks about two broken ribs


August 29, 2006

Barry Bonds' personal trainer was back in jail yesterday, where he'll stay until he agrees to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the San Francisco Giants slugger.

Greg Anderson, found in contempt of court for his refusal to talk, could remain behind bars for more than a year while the grand jury investigates Bonds for charges of perjury and tax evasion in San Francisco.

"Sometimes sitting in the cooler for a long time may have a therapeutic effect and may change his mind," U.S. District Judge William Alsup said during a rancorous, hourlong hearing, after which authorities whisked Anderson into custody.

Anderson, who has appeared five times before two federal grand juries without answering pertinent questions, also was held in contempt of court for two weeks last month but was released when that grand jury's term expired.

Mark Geragos, the trainer's attorney, said he would appeal the judge's order.

Yankees -- Pitcher Carl Pavano has a pair of broken ribs, suffered in a mid-August car accident that the often-injured right-hander didn't tell the team about until yesterday. Pavano, who hasn't played in the major leagues since June 27, 2005, because of shoulder, back, buttocks and elbow injuries, is scheduled for a medical checkup today and remains on track to make his final rehabilitation start tomorrow for Triple-A Columbus. He signed a four-year, $39.95 million contract with the Yankees as a free agent before the 2005 season.

Minor leagues -- The Ottawa Lynx, the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate since 2002, will become the Phillies' top affiliate next year and move to Allentown, Pa., in 2008, The Morning Call of Allentown reported.

Red Sox -- The team placed rookie left-hander Jon Lester (7-2) on the 15-day disabled list and sent him back to Boston for further evaluation of his troublesome back.

Nationals -- Outfielder Alex Escobar will have right shoulder surgery in the next week to 10 days and will miss the rest of the season.

Pirates -- Closer Mike Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day DL with left elbow tendinitis. Gonzalez (3-4, 2.17 ERA) is 24-for-24 in save opportunities - the only pitcher in the majors with no blown saves in so many chances.

World Series -- The price of regular box seats will be $250, according to notices some teams have started sending to season-ticket holders. That's up from $185 last year, a 35 percent increase that is the steepest in nearly a decade.

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