Posted January 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The pitcher Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, told The Associated Press he hopes to obtain a judicial pardon and return to the Cleveland Indians this season. Hernandez was placed on baseball's restricted list after he was arrested in the Dominican Republic on false identity charges last month. Authorities have said he is 31, three years older than the pitcher claimed. ''I'm doing all that is necessary so that when the pardon is granted, I won't have to wait long to play again,'' he said Wednesday. Hernandez also said he keeps in touch with Indians manager Manny Acta. ''He has provided support,'' he said. ''We don't talk a lot about the issue, but he is keeping an eye on me.'' Hernandez's agent, Jorge Brito, said he is confident Hernandez will soon rejoin the team. ''We are working to resolve this situation, and we believe that Roberto will be able to pitch in the major leagues this year,'' Brito said. Hernandez said he is meeting with young baseball players...
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