Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/20/12
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 Acta has spoken to CarmonaHeredia, w...
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