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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona has reportedly been arrested in the Dominican Republic on charges of false identity.
Carmona, whose name is allegedly Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was reportedly arrested while he was attempting to leave America to renew his visa. NBC.com’s Aaron Gleeman points out that another Dominican player, Leo Nuñez – whose real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo – was arrested on similar suspicion, but received little outside of minor jail time and a $6 million contract from the Florida Marlins.
Carmona, or Heredia, was recently the recipient of a $7 million team option and is expected to be stalwart within the Tribe’s 2012 rotation. He is coming off of an up-and-down season that saw him finish with seven wins and an ERA north of 5.00 through 188 innings of work.
“Look at [Fausto's] career and some of the challenges he has had at certain points,” team GM Chris Antonetti said of last season’s opening day starter following the news of his contract status. “He has certainly come back from more challenging struggles than he had this [past] season. We are confident he can build upon last year and that he will be more effective in 2012.”
[Related: Antonetti: Tough Decisions Being Made, Goals Being Reached]
(Source: Jorge Arangure)
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There's probably nothing quite like running a major league baseball team and waking up to find out one of the guys you're counting on is not whom you thought he was.
One day the Cleveland Indians feel like Fausto Carmona is an erratic but still reasonably young pitcher who might be able to turn around a rocky career.
A few hours later he's a post-30 guy...
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...
He is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. That is all. More »
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.
A spokesman for police in the Dominican Republic says the Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona has been arrested for using a false identity. It is the second such case involving a major leaguer in four months. Maximo Baez Aybar said Thursday that Carmona was arrested outside the U.S. consulate in Santo Domingo.
The pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona was outed when he refused to increase hush money payments to the real Fausto Carmona:
ESPN’s Pedro Gomez reported on “Outside the Lines” yesterday that Carmona was outed several weeks ago on a popular radio show in Santo Domingo by the mother of the real Fausto Carmona.
You can watch video of Gomez’s report here.
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 ...
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.
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in...
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 pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested on suspicion of using a false identity in the Dominican Republic, where officials are contesting his real name and birth date.