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CLEVELAND (AP) -- With the future of the starter they knew only as Fausto Carmona unclear, the Indians made a move to protect their rotation.
Cleveland traded for right-hander Kevin Slowey, acquiring the right-hander from Colorado on Friday for minor league reliever Zach Putnam and cash considerations.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti claimed the deal was not a direct reaction to Carmona's arrest in the Dominican Republic on charges the pitcher falsified his identity to play in the U.S. However, the timing of the trade seems to indicate the Indians don't know if they'll have Carmona this season.
Antonetti refused to answer any direct questions about Carmona, whom authorities in the Dominican Republic have identified as Roberto Hernandez Heredia.
"I'm going to refrain from commenting on that situation," Antonetti said several times during a conference call. "We are continuing to gather information."
Antonetti said Indians manager Manny ...
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By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have acquired right-hander Kevin Slowey from Colorado, a move prompted by Fausto Carmona's arrest in the Dominican Republic.
The Indians sent reliever Zach Putnam and cash to the Rockies for Slowey, who pitched for Minnesota last season and was traded to Colorado on Dec. 6. Slowey split last season between the Twins...
The Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Kevin Slowey and cash considerations from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitcher Zach Putnam.
Kevin Slowey, after his second trade of the winter, could find himself in the Indians rotation if Fausto Carmona is stranded in the Dominican Republic because of his visa problems.
Yesterday, Enrique Rojas broke the news that Fausto Carmona‘s real name is actually Roberto Heredia, and he’s three years older than his listed age of 28. Additionally, because he was using a false identity, Carmona’s Heredia’s chances of securing a work visa seem to be less than stellar. Previous players who have gotten caught using a false name and birthdate have ended...
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested Indians right-hander Fausto Carmona and accused him of using a false identity to try to obtain a U.S. visa, a police spokesman said.
He is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. That is all. More »
The pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona was outed when he refused to increase hush money payments to the real Fausto Carmona:
ESPN’s Pedro Gomez reported on “Outside the Lines” yesterday that Carmona was outed several weeks ago on a popular radio show in Santo Domingo by the mother of the real Fausto Carmona.
You can watch video of Gomez’s report here.
A spokesman for police in the Dominican Republic says the Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona has been arrested for using a false identity. It is the second such case involving a major leaguer in four months. Maximo Baez Aybar said Thursday that Carmona was arrested outside the U.S. consulate in Santo Domingo.
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in...
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in the Dominican Republic, where officials are contesting his real name and birthdate.A police spokesman said Carmona was arrested Thursday outside the U.S. consulate in Santo Domingo. Carmona had gone there to renew ...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona issued a tearful apology Friday as he was released following his arrest for allegedly using a false identity to play baseball in the U.S.