Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo stood outside the Miami Marlins' spring training clubhouse Tuesday, eager to resume his career under a new name.
He last pitched as Leo Nunez. His 2011 season ended abruptly in September after officials discovered he had been playing under a fake name since he turned professional in 2000.
Oviedo was issued a new visa last week after clearing up his immigration status in the Dominican Republic, and now that he's back in the United States, he can begin serving an eight-week suspension from Major League Baseball for age and identity fraud.
He'll be eligible to rejoin the Marlins on July 23 and expects to be ready.
''With my name Juan Carlos Oviedo, I'm the same guy,'' he said in Spanish through a translator. ''It's the same arm.''
Oviedo will begin a minor-league rehabilitation assignment two weeks before he's eligible to join the Marlins.
''It's good to have closure. Now it's time for him to get ready to hopefully help us later this summer,'' presiden...