Found January 19, 2012 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Fred LewisThe Cleveland Indians today have announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Fred Lewis and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Accardo to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League spring training camp.Lewis, 31, is a career .267 hitting in the Major Leagues with 91 2B, 21 3B, 27 HR and 136 RBI in 517 combined games with the San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds. His 11 triples in 2008 were tied for second in the National League and he also stole 21 bases while with the SF Giants. Last season he played in just 81 games with the Reds and hit .230 with 7 2B, 3 HR and 19 RBI. He began the season on the disabled list because of a strained right oblique.Accardo, 30, has made 235 career Major League appearances with the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, and San Francisco Giants and has a 4.22 ERA and 52 saves (247.1 IP, 246 H, 95 BB, 176 K, .261 AVG). His best season was in 2007 with the Blue Jays when he filled in for injur...

Fausto Carmona Is Not Fausto Carmona

He is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. That is all. More »

Indians trade for RHP Kevin Slowey

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...

Cleveland Indians P.M. links: Manager Manny Acta excited about some of the team's key position players

Indians will rely on a nucleus of players under age 30, some proven at the big league level, and others having shown potential for success. Links to more Indians stories.

Fausto Carmona Is No More

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...

Indians' Carmona accused of using false ID

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.

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested in identity case

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in...

Indians pitcher Carmona arrested in identity case

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 ...

Tribe's Carmona out of custody in DR, apologizes

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.

Indians add Jeremy Accardo and Fred Lewis

The Indians have agreed to minor league contracts with reliever Jeremy Accardo and outfielder Fred Lewis. Accardo has appeared in 235 games with Baltimore, Toronto and San Francisco since 2005. The 30-year-old was the Blue Jays' closer in 2007, when he went 4-4 with 30 saves and a 2.14 ERA. If Accardo goes on Cleveland's 40-man roster, he would make $825,000 with the chance...

Indians trade for ex-Twins pitcher Slowey

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...

Indians obtain Slowey from Rockies

The Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Kevin Slowey and cash considerations from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitcher Zach Putnam.

Cleveland Indians acquire RHP Kevin Slowey from Rockies for reliever 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.
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