Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 12/8/11
Dominican authorities have arrested Miami Marlins reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly Leo Nunez) for using a false identity. Nunez on Thursday went to a meeting at the consulate when he was detained and later cuffed. A source close to Oviedo said this episode might be a big misunderstanding. The Dominican’s Junta Central Electoralin late September said it did not plan to prosecute Oviedo because he agreed to cooperate with its broader investigation. This matter is not related to Oviedo’s U.S. visa, and shouldn’t affect his ability to pitch in the majors next season. Oviedo remains on the Marlins restricted list. The team had no comment on the arrest. Andy Mota, Nunez’s agent, could not be reached. Monday, President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest said the club intended to offer Nunez a contract before Monday’s deadline. The prevailing thought is the Marlins will attempt to trade him before the start of next season. Went in today for consulate a then detained ppointment,.
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