Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/18/12

Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, formerly Leo Nunez, avoided arbitration with the Miami Marlins by agreeing to a $6 million, one-year contract. However, his visa status remains uncertain because he played under the assumed name of Leo Nunez until late last season.

The righthander earned a raise of $2.35 million. He apologized last month for using a fake name and age, saying he falsified his identity when he was young to play professionally.

The Marlins signed All-Star closer Heath Bell to a three-year deal worth $27 million in the offseason, leading to speculation that
the club is shopping Oviedo.

Oviedo had 36 saves in 42 chances last year with a 4.06 ERA. He has 21 blown saves over the past three seasons.

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