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Roberto Hernandez drawing interest from at least five teams

Dec 3, 2012, 11:37 PM EDT

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Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that free agent right-hander Roberto Hernandez is drawing interest from at least five teams, including the Indians.

Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, was arrested in his native Dominican Republic in January for falsifying his identity and didn’t end up making his season debut with the Indians until August 12. The 32-year-old posted a 7.53 ERA in 14 1/3 innings over three starts before being shut down with an ankle injury. The Indians declined his $6 million club option for 2013 following the season, but are interested in bringing him back at a lesser rate.

Hernandez owns a 4.64 ERA over seven seasons in the majors and will likely look for a one-year deal in hopes of reestablishing his value. He doesn’t have any visa issues and expects to report to spring training on time.

  1. uyf1950 - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    He’s my candidate for Cashman to sign as a “reclamation” project for 2013.

    • Jeremiah Graves - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      …or one of those dudes who latches on in San Diego for a year of skewed home/road splits before signing a three-year deal elsewhere.

      • crisisjunky - Dec 4, 2012 at 4:11 AM

        How is this guy not a fish yet? Dine and dash in So.Fla.
        This is a match made in Loria Heaven.

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