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Rays notes: Joe Maddon calls DFA-ing Juan Carlos Oviedo 'not easy'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The choice wasn't simple, but in the end, Juan Carlos Oviedo was viewed as the odd arm out. With right-hander Jeremy Hellickson's return to the rotation Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays designated Oviedo, a right-handed reliever, for assignment before the second game of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Oviedo made 32 appearances...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays recall righty Jeremy Hellickson, sends reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays recalled right-hander Jeremy Hellickson on Saturday and designated reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment. Oviedo, 32, only appeared in 31 2/3 innings with the Rays, all this year, after he was signed before the 2013 season in hopes that he would be an effective late-relief option. However, he never realized that potential, and he finishes...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Juan Carlos Oviedo finally back in MLB with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- His wait has been long, but Juan Carlos Oviedo is thankful he has a place in a game he calls his livelihood. "I feel good, thank God," Oviedo said through translator George Pappas on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. "My arm feels good. It's good to be back here to get out of Triple-A and get in here and get ready to go." On Monday, the Tampa...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Juan Carlos Oviedo realistic about Opening Day prospects

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oviedo gets $1.5 million, 1-year deal from Rays

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays re-sign reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to 1-year deal

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays re-sign Juan Carlos Oviedo

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins' Nunez apologizes for false name

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

No charges for Marlins' Nunez in Dominican ID case

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss
TWO FACE

Marlins RP arrested for fake identity

Juan Carlos Oviedo aka Leo Nunez has been arrested. He pitched in MLB using a fake identity and "will be brought to justice."

Via PRO Rumors
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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