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Juan Carlos Oviedo arrested in Dominican Republic

Dec 8, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

Leo Nunez - Juan Carlos Oviedo AP

The Marlins might want to reconsider their plan to offer the former Leo Nunez a contract for next season.

Juan Carlos Oviedo was arrested in the Dominican Republic on Thursday and charged with using a false identity, The Associated Press reports.

Dominican authorities indicated that Oviedo would be brought to trial, though no timetable was immediately provided. That Oviedo is facing legal troubles in his homeland figures to make it even more difficult for him to get a U.S. visa next spring, meaning the Marlins will probably be better off non-tendering him before the Dec. 12 deadline. The team already has a new closer, having signed Heath Bell to a three-year, $27 million contract.

  1. b7p19 - Dec 8, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Just be you Leo! Er…Juan.

  2. tsi4431 - Dec 8, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Dang, looks like no one except for Jose Reyes wants to play for the Marlins this year.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 8, 2011 at 3:36 PM

      Bell and Buerhle disagree.

      • tsi4431 - Dec 8, 2011 at 3:42 PM

        Oh sorry, no one other then old washed up players 30+ at the end of there careers, and Jose Reyes. I stand corrected.

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

        It’s cool to be mean and inaccurate for no reason. Well done, dude!

      • Old Gator - Dec 8, 2011 at 7:51 PM

        Probably another trog living somewhere in the post-industrial rubble of Cleveland.

  3. Jonny 5 - Dec 8, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Juan of a kind!!

    • El Bravo - Dec 8, 2011 at 3:52 PM

      Take Juan to know Juan.

      • b7p19 - Dec 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM

        Fool me Juan(ce) shame on me, fool me twice shame on….Juan?

      • HitsDingers - Dec 8, 2011 at 6:39 PM

        If Juan is on third then who’s on first? Damn it, now I’m lost

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