Originally posted on Baseball Musings  |  Last updated 1/21/12
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. The belief is that Carmona has been paying the family of the real Carmona for the use of his identification and refused to increase hush money payments after the Indians picked up his $7 million club option for 2012 in October. Carmona made $6.1 million with the Indians last season. The U.S. government began an investigation after Carmona was outed on the radio show and he was arrested when he went to apply for his work visa earlier this week. It’s very tough to maintain a conspiracy. Someone always talks.
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