ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have set their opening day roster by placing injured pitchers Jeremy Hellickson and Juan Carlos Oviedo and shortstop Tim Beckham on the 15-day disabled list.
Hellickson is expected to miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after surgery on his pitching elbow. Rookie Jake Odorizzi will fill in as the No. 5 starter.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo is realistic. He was accepting of manager Joe Maddon's assessment that it's unlikely that he'll be ready for Opening Day when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue Jays on March 31.
"I understand that I probably won't be ready for the opening of the season because I haven't pitched in a long time...
Beat writer Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports that right-handed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo — formerly known as Leo Nunez — finally reported to Rays camp this weekend.
Oviedo was held up by work visa issues in the Dominican Republic — his native country. ”I’m happy to be here. I was waiting for it, I was anxious to be here, but I didn’t know what was going on...
The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a $1.5 million, one-year contract.
The deal, which could be worth up to $2.9 million if he reaches performance bonuses, was announced Thursday.
The 31-year-old Oviedo signed with Tampa Bay before the 2013 season, but did not pitch while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Oviedo had 92 saves for the Miami Marlins...
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December 06, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays re-signed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year deal with 1.5 million guaranteed, the team announced Thursday.
The figure can increase to 2.9 million if performance bonuses are reached.
The Rays signed Oviedo, 31, before last season, but the right-hander formerly known as Leo Nunez never pitched because he was healing from Tommy John surgery. From 2009 to...
Former Marlins closer Juan Carlos Oviedo (known then as Leo Nunez) last pitched in the Majors in 2011 due to Tommy John surgery, but that did not stop the Tampa Bay Rays from signing him to a contract for 2013. Oviedo never pitched in 2013, and the Rays granted him free agency in early November. Now, as NBC Sports.com’s Bill Baer reports, the Rays have re-signed Oviedo for 2014...
Miami Marlins reliever Leo Nunez has apologized for using a fake name and age, saying he falsified his identify when he was young so he could play professional baseball.
Nunez says in an interview with The Associated Press that ''it was a mistake'' and has apologized to his fans, the Marlins and U.S. government.
His real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo and he's 29...
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December 09, 2011
Miami Marlins reliever Leo Nunez was arrested Thursday in his native Dominican Republic but then quickly released, with authorities saying he will not face charges stemming from an investigation into his use of false documents to sign a professional baseball contract.
The pitcher, whose real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo, was arrested outside the U.S. Consulate in Santo Domingo, where...
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December 08, 2011
Juan Carlos Oviedo aka Leo Nunez has been arrested. He pitched in MLB using a fake identity and "will be brought to justice."
Among the topics President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest addressed during a Tuesday afternoon conference call Tuesday was the status of Juan Carlos Oviedo, formerly Leo Nunez. The Marlins closer remains on the restricted list. Whether Oviedo, being arbitration eligible, is subject to the non-tender date remains uncertain.
Teams have until midnight on Dec. 12 to offer contracts...