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Clemens team turns to manager and massage therapist in effort to show pitcher didn't change
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Defense attorneys used a former baseball manager and a massage therapist to argue that Roger Clemens didn't change much physically late in his career.
It's part of a sustained effort to try to undercut the government's case that the pitcher turned to performance-enhancing drugs to prolong his time in the big leagues.
The massage therapist, Cheryl Redfern, who treated Clemens from 1995 to 2003, says she never saw acne on Clemens' body or noticed any changes in his upper body ' two possible byproducts of steroid use.
In his 40s, Clemens continued to pitch at a high level, especially with the Houston Astros from 2004-2006. His manager during most of that time, Phil Garner, says the pitcher's performance didn't change over those years.