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MLB | Witness list disclosed for Barry Bonds trial

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 23:52:01 -0700

The witness list for the perjury trial involving former San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds has been disclosed, according to The Associated Press. The list includes former baseball players Bobby Estalella, Armando Rios, Marvin Benard, Benito Santiago, Randy Velarde and Jason Giambi's brother, Jeremy Giambi. Estalella is expected to testify that Bonds told him he used steroids. The prosecutors will call the other retired players and former football player Larry Izzo to the witness stand to discuss their steroid use.

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MLB | B. Santiago named in Mitchell Report

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 23:24:08 -0800

The Chicago Tribune reports C Benito Santiago was named in the Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball, which was released Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Mets | Santiago Signed

Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:33:40 -0700

The Associated Press reports the New York Mets have agreed to terms with free agent C Benito Santiago. The deal is a minor league contract and terms of contract were undisclosed.

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Pirates | Santiago May Have New Home

Wed, 18 May 2005 01:06:11 -0700

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports former Pittsburgh Pirates C Benito Santiago may surface with the Seattle Mariners, as the Mariners are looking for a replacement catcher to fill in for C Wiki Gonzalez (hamstring).

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Pirates | Santiago Through Waivers

Thu, 12 May 2005 05:00:11 -0700

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh Pirates C Benito Santiago has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.

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Pirates | Santiago Released

Sun, 08 May 2005 15:12:00 -0700

Updating previous items, the Associated Press reports the Pittsburgh Pirates released C Benito Santiago Sunday, May 8. Santiago (viral infection) had refused a minor league rehab assignment eight days prior.

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Pirates | Hoping to Move Santiago

Fri, 06 May 2005 08:56:30 -0700

Paul White, of USA Today, reports the Pittsburgh Pirates are hoping to trade C Benito Santiago rather than release him.

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Pirates | Santiago May Return During Next Series

Thu, 05 May 2005 01:52:05 -0700

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports Pittsburgh Pirates C Benito Santiago (viral infection) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list and rejoin the Pirates sometime during their four-game road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Pirates | Santiago Continues Rehab

Mon, 02 May 2005 01:11:03 -0700

Updating previous items, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Pittsburgh Pirates C Benito Santiago (virus), who remains on the disabled list, accompanied the team to Houston and will continue to receive extra workouts to accelerate his comeback from a viral infection. "He's been off almost three weeks and we think he needs more time to get ready," Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield said. "We understand his position, but we've got to balance the objective and professional view."

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Pirates | Santiago Turns Down Rehab Assignment

Sun, 01 May 2005 08:14:18 -0700

Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Pirates C Benito Santiago (infection) refused a minor-league rehabilitation assignment Saturday, April 30, and will continue working out with the team. A viral infection caused him to lose five to six pounds. He said he is fine now and ready to play and does not see the necessity of going to the minors. By refusing to go to the minors, it could delay his return to the field because he needs to regain his timing at the plate and in the field.

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