Found January 26, 2012 on
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The Cleveland Indians placed righthander Fausto Carmona on the restricted list.
The move means the team will not be responsible for Carmona's salary as long as he remains on the list. It will also open up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Carmona was arrested in the Dominican Republic earlier this month for using a false identity in an attempt to gain a United States visa.
A Dominican spokesman said Carmona's real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia and he's 31 - three years older that he claimed with the Indians. The media guide lists his birthdate as Dec. 7, 1983.
Carmona was the team's opening day starter last season, in which he went 7-15 with a 5.25 ERA in 32 starts.
Carmona, who posted $13,000 bail, is unable to leave the Dominican Republic and is subject to monitoring by the court.
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The Cleveland Indians have officially placed starting pitcher Fausto Carmona on the restricted list. Carmona, whose real name is reportedly Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was arrested one week ago on charges of false identity as he was attempting to renew his visa within the Dominican Republic.
Released on $13,000 bond, Carmona/Hernandez will have to endure the Dominican legal process...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians made a move with the pitcher they've only known for the last 11-plus years as Fausto Carmona.
Arrested last week in the Dominican Republic on false identity charges, Carmona was placed on baseball's restricted list Thursday by the club. The Indians had to apply to the commissioner's office in order to have Carmona placed on the list due to...
Indians manager Manny Acta says Major League Baseball has made strides in fixing a ''flawed'' system that forces young players in the Dominican Republic to lie about their identities so they can play in the U.S.
Last week, Cleveland pitcher Fausto Carmona was arrested in Santo Domingo on charges he falsified documents. Acta has been in daily contact with Carmona...
The Cleveland Indians made a move with the pitcher they have only known for the past 11-plus years as Fausto Carmona. Arrested last week in the Dominican Republic on false identity charges, Carmona was placed on baseball's restricted list. The Indians had to apply to the commissioner's office in order to have Carmona placed on the list due to his unusual legal entanglement.
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...
By placing Fausto Carmona on the restricted list, he does not count against the Indians 40 and 25-man roster. He also does not get paid until he joins the Indians in the United States.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been placed on baseball's restricted list following his arrest for false identity.
Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been placed on baseball's restricted list following his arrest for false identity.
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta says the pitcher known as Fausto Carmona is an important part of the rotation and the team is doing what it can to speed up his arrival. Acta told The Associated Press late Monday that the team is making the necessary moves to get Carmona to the United States for the coming season but also will be prepared to go without him. Says Acta: