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Possible witness fires back

The attorney for a key potential witness in baseball's latest performance-enhancing drug case accused Major League Baseball of "bullying" his client, ESPN reported.

Attorney Martin Beguiristain has filed a motion to have his client, Carlos Acevedo, dismissed from a lawsuit filed against Tony Bosch, founder of the Miami-area clinic accused of supplying the drugs to athletes, and four others, including Acevedo, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported.

Beguiristain said he expected his motion to be heard Wednesday in Miami-Dade County circuit court.

Acevedo was a partner with Bosch at Biokem wellness clinic in the same Coral Gables office that eventually housed Bosch's defunct Biogenesis of America clinic. Acevedo could help corroborate information presented by Bosch, who has agreed to cooperate with MLB.

MLB officials had not met with Acevedo or presented an offer for his cooperation, Beguiristain said.

COLE GETTING CALL: RHP Gerrit Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Pirates, will be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis and make his major-league debut Tuesday against the Giants.

AILING NATS: RHP Stephen Strasburg, out with a strained back muscle, did well in a bullpen session Saturday and is on track to come off the disabled list June 16. Also, OF Bryce Harper reported the swelling was down in his ailing left knee.

SANCHEZ SKIPPED: The Tigers will skip RHP Anibal Sanchez's start today against the Indians because of tightness in the back of his right shoulder. LHP Jose Alvarez was set to start in his place.

MARLINS: 1B Logan Morrison, who had September surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, was expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday.

METS: RHP Matt Harvey left his start against the Marlins after seven innings with tightness in his lower back.

ROCKIES: LHP Jeff Francis (left groin strain) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. RHP Jon Garland was designated for assignment.

WHITE SOX: Manager Robin Ventura was back after missing two games to attend his daughter's high school graduation in California.

Possible witness fires back 06/08/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 8, 2013 8:33pm]
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