Originally written January 20, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
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Theres probably nothing quite like running a major league baseball team and waking up to find out one of the guys youre counting on is not who you thought he was. Literally. One day the Cleveland Indians feel like Fausto Carmona is an erratic but still reasonably young pitcher who might be able to turn around a rocky career. A few hours later hes a post-30 guy whose best days might not be in the future. Thats the mindset when you go from being 28 to 31 in a few hours, and when you go from being Fausto Carmona to Roberto Heredia. Suddenly, the perception of you changes. Because thats what it was all about for Carmona-Heredia: Perception. If charges filed against him in the Dominican Republic are accurate, Carmona changed his name and identity way back when, and he did so to secure a major league contract. The man who shall still be known as Carmona for the short term was arrested Thursday in Santo Domingo after applying for a visa so he could pitch for the Indians this season. He was...
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