Asking the judge to punish prosecutors for their “egregious error,” Roger Clemens on Friday requested in Washington federal court that his perjury case be dismissed.
Clemens is accused of lying under oath when he told congressional investigators he never used performance-enhancing drugs.
Prosecutors, whose original case ended in a mistrial last month, said they made a simple mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence and should be given another chance to convict him. They stated last week that their case remains strong and Clemens wants to “gain an unwarranted windfall from this inadvertent error.”
A decision whether or not to dismiss could come next week.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.
Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.
Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.