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Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

Posted on: January 19, 2012 3:42 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2012 4:15 pm
 
Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona was arrested Thursday in the Dominican Republic, charged with using a fake identity.

According to Dominican police (via spokesman Maximo Baez Aybar on Twitter), Carmona's real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia, and the pitcher is actually 31 years old, not 28.

The police said Carmona (or Hernandez) was arrested when he went to the American consulate to renew his visa. The police said they were working in cooperation with the consulate.

It's not yet clear what charges Carmona (or Hernandez) will face, or what effect this will have on his contract with the Indians. The Indians picked up the pitcher's $7 million option for 2012 in October.

The Indians signed Carmona (or Hernandez) in 2000, when his documents showed that he was 17 years old. Actually, according to the charge, he was 20 years old then, and was 25 when he debuted in the big leagues.

Pitching as Carmona, the right-hander was a 19-game winner in 2007, when the Indians went to the playofs. He's been inconsistent since then, and was 7-15 with a 5.25 ERA in 2011.

The Carmona/Hernandez arrest comes on the heels of the arrest last summer of Juan Carlos Oviedo, who was pitching for the Marlins under the name Leo Nunez. Oviedo returned to the Dominican to face charges, and while he has signed a $6 million contract for 2012, he is still working through legal issues that would allow him to return to the United States.

The Marlins put Oviedo on the restricted list, and he won't be paid unless he is able to return.

Comments

Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:49 am
 

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

LOL Reading Comprehension...Love it.  From my understanding he was going their to play some winter ball.




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

And you are a New Yorker afraid to show any allegience..nothing else to say besides that...



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:48 pm
 

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

Hey JetsFan,  you are a Jets fan..nothing else to say besides that...



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:40 am
 

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

He had to go back morons. His visa was expiring. He didn't go back just because. They should really have a reading comprehension test before allowing members to sign up.



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:27 pm
 

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

the Tribe in Cleveland looking to build a legitimate team .... no BS  so if true get rid of this dude .... actually i have been hard on him for last couple years ... he is a waste of money anyway ..... 7 mill can go to some actual person ... not an imposter

keep head up tribe fans we don't need the drama



newks_bender
Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:02 pm
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Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 7:50 pm
 

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

Makes you wonder about all these guys from the DR in MLB. New Yankee SP Michael Pineda is probably close to 30



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 7:12 pm
 

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

Bye bye Fausto.  Way to waste the good life.  Enjoy your stay in the DR.


tallsexygirl
Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 6:45 pm
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Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 6:24 pm
 

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona arrested

Its safe to say that maybe his age was part of the reason he was a joke the last 2 years


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