Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Takes the stand

According to the Associated Press, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman testified today at the Roger Clemens federal perjury trial. Cashman’s testimony included claims that Roger Clemens met with Cashman after lasting only two innings in a playoff outing in Game 3 of the 1999 ALCS. Clemens is said to have asked the Yankees to hire Brian McNamee to improve his performance. The Yankees did hire McNamee for the 2000 season.

Brian McNamee is a central figure in the Clemens trial. He claims to have injected Clemens with steroids and/or human growth hormone (HGH) multiple times. Roger Clemens is on trial for allegedly lying to Congress during a 2008 hearing regarding steroids and HGH in MLB baseball. Clemens denied using either substance.

Here’s what Cashman said, according to the AP:

He talked about how he clicked with Brian McNamee. Brian knew how to train him, push the right buttons on him.

Former teammate of Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, has already testified as a government witness against Clemens. Brian McNamee is expected to testify next week.

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