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Roberto Hernandez, the Cleveland Indians pitcher who falsely identified himself as Fausto Carmona, is 31 years old. While he was using a fraudulent name, he listed his age three years younger than his actual one. His date of birth is Aug. 30, 1980, but teammates may have their math wrong. Hernandez' teammates threw him a birthday party with three cakes. One of the cakes had two candles -- one candle with the number two, and the other with the number nine, forming 29. He is currently serving a three-week suspension from Major League Baseball, but will throw a bullpen session...

'Fausto Carmona' returning to Cle.

The pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona is returning to Cleveland. He could end up pitching with the Indians later in the season.

Hernandez returns to Cleveland a new man

CLEVELAND -- Roberto Hernandez put his head down, then slowly and quietly answered very simply on Sunday. No, he said, sounding near embarrassed. Was it all worth it to Hernandez, the Cleveland Indians pitcher once known as Fausto Carmona. Was it worth the public embarrassment for the six years in the major leagues and the 14 milllion in salary he had been paid? Hernandez said no...

Hernandez apologizes to Indians, fans

Roberto Hernandez, contrite and remorseful, has apologized to the Cleveland Indians and their fans. Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, joined the team Sunday for the first time since being permitted to return to the United States. The right-hander thanked the organization for supporting him after he was arrested in the Dominican Republic in January outside the U.S. consulate...

Roberto Hernandez to Make Season Debut for Lake County

The artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez, is wasting no time getting himself ready for action. The Indians announced today that Hernandez will be making his season debut for Class A Lake County this Thursday as the Captains take on the West Michigan White Caps. Hernandez pitched his first bullpen side session yesterday in front of Manager Manny Acta and pitching...

Tribe's Hernandez gets visa, suspended 3 weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez was suspended Saturday for three weeks by Major League Baseball for age and identity fraud. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, has received a visa to return to the United States and that he would be eligible to rejoin the team Aug. 11. Hernandez will address the...

Roberto Hernandez, aka Fausto Carmona, Given Three Birthday Cakes

On Sunday, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona returned to the Cleveland Indians clubhouse and was welcomed with terrific prank. Roberto Hernandez, aka Fausto Carmona, was given three birthday cakes, one for each year he missed, and a name plate on his locker that read "No Name", which are for new players. Hernandez was arrested in January in his home country...

Hernandez apologizes to Indians and fans

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Roberto Hernandez reintroduced himself to Cleveland Indians teammates and apologized for deceiving them. The right-hander, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, was contrite and remorseful Sunday as he confessed to the entire organization and its fans that he pretended to be somebody he was not for the past 12 years. "I want to say I'm sorry," Hernandez...

Indians pitcher Hernandez suspended

Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez was suspended for three weeks by Major League Baseball for engaging in age and identity fraud, the club announced Saturday. Hernandez also agreed to restructure his contract with the Indians. The suspension runs through Aug. 10. Hernandez will be eligible for a minor league rehab assignment during the suspension. "Roberto Hernandez...

Indians' Hernandez begins preparations Monday for return

Roberto Hernandez, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona, arrived in Cleveland on Saturday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday at Progressive Field to begin his preparation to pitch for the Indians when his suspension ends Aug. 11. On Sunday, he made his first comments to the media since being arrested for using a false identity. Amid those comments, he...

7/21 Game Recap: Orioles - Indians

Visa Update: Fausto Carmona has been granted his return to the United States and will be in Cleveland tomorrow for a press conference. Carmona was suspended for 3 weeks starting today for lying about his name actually being Fausto Carmona. Roberto Hernandez Heredia (back of jersey will say Hernandez 55) will be allowed to rehab in the Indians minor league system while suspended and...

The Ramifications of Political Discourse on the Baseball Diamond

It has been a long and bumpy road for Fausto Carmona. Once upon a time he was 4th in the voting for the American League Cy Young. Before that he illegally changed his name and age to make himself more likely to be signed by a Major League team. After many struggles in the majors (and minors) and a short prison sentence ended with community service, Carmona is back, this time using...

7/22 Game Recap: Orioles 4 - Indians 3

The pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona joined the club today and had a press conference this morning. He currently is serving a 3 week suspension issued by Major League Baseball. Look to Burning River Baseball later in the day for more information about Carmona. Player of the Game Carlos Santana provided much of the Indians offense today. He had 3 hits, including a single...
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