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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, whom authorities say is 31-year-old Roberto Hernandez Heredia.
Acta could not comment on any specifics surrounding Carmona's case. The Indians on Thursday placed the right-hander on baseball's restricted list, which means he will not count against their 25- or 40-man rosters.
Acta and some of his players appeared at an event attended by hundreds of Indians fans hoping the team can catch Detroit in the AL Central this season.
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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...
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.
“That’s why we didn’t sign Fielder, because you guys say we have too many left-handers.”
-Indians Manager Manny Acta, joking when asked about the Tribe’s lefty heavy line-up. The Manager was speaking at the Tribe’s Winter Press Tour stop in Strongsville.
Gee, good one Manny.
(Hat tip @MLBastian)
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.
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:
Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been placed on baseball's restricted list following his arrest for false identity.
A handful of Indians players sat on a stage inside SouthPark Mall, with manager Manny Acta to their left and a large gathering of fans circled all around. The event was the first on the four-stop "Tribe on Tour" event that will roll into nearby North Olmsted, Akron and Beachwood over the next three days.
In his recent FanGraphs interview, Manny Acta said that Lonnie Chisenhall is “going to probably be the most important piece of the puzzle in our infield.” The Indians skipper was referring primarily to the young third baseman’s defense, but he obviously will have to produce with the bat as well. Despite Chisenhall’s less-than-impressive rookie numbers — .255/.284/.415,...