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NL: Nationals GM charged with DUI in Miami Beach
By Wire services
Published April 19, 2006
MIAMI - Nationals general manager Jim Bowden was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police said he ran a stop sign in Miami Beach early Monday.
A few minutes before he was stopped, Bowden, 44, and his girlfriend were apparently involved in a physical altercation that left him with scratches and resulted in battery and resisting arrest charges against her.
A Miami Beach police report said Bowden refused to take a chemical breath test for alcohol after he was stopped for running a stop sign on Collins Avenue at 2:22 a.m. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested, the report said.
STEROID PROBE: The Giants' head athletic trainer was told to appear before a federal grand jury investigating whether Barry Bonds lied about his connection to the BALCO steroids scandal, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Stan Conte, who is not related to Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative owner Victor Conte, was subpoenaed to appear in a San Francisco federal courtroom April 27. He is scheduled to appear before the grand jury on the same day as Bonds' orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Ting.
The grand jury subpoenaed Ting's medical records related to Bonds a year ago, the Chronicle reported.
GRIFFEY OKAYS DL STINT: Centerfielder Ken Griffey said he agreed to go on the 15-day disabled list to let his leg heal fully and to help the Reds open a roster spot to activate catcher Jason LaRue off the disabled list.
D'BACKS: Minor-league pitcher Angel Rocha was suspended for 100 games, the toughest penalty baseball has levied for a positive steroids test.