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  1. Springtime Storylines: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward?

    Apr 2, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians' catcher Carlos Santana waits for his turn at bat during their MLB spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward? Cleveland got…

  2. Report: Juan Carlos Oviedo faces six-week suspension

    Mar 31, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    oviedo getty

    Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly known as Leo Nunez) is still in his native Dominican Republic, working to finish the assigned hours of community service that stand between him and a freshly-stamped work visa. But community service won’t be the end of his punishment for years of committing identify fraud. According to Barry Jackson of the…

  3. Fausto Carmona loses $4.5 million in guaranteed salary for 2012

    Mar 26, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com recently reported that the Indians restructured the contract of Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, following his arrest on false identity charges in January. Now we know the details. According to the Associated Press, Hernandez will make $2.5 million as a base salary in 2012 and can earn an additional…

  4. Indians restructure Fausto Carmona’s contract amid false identity charges

    Mar 14, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Fausto Carmona agreed to participate in a work program in exchange for false identity charges being dropped in the Dominican Republic, but the story is hardly over. Carmona has yet to receive clearance for a visa and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the man now known as Roberto Hernandez Heredia has agreed to have…

  5. Roberto Hernandez Heredia works out deal to have false identity charges dropped

    Mar 12, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    According to the Associated Press, Roberto Hernandez Heredia struck a deal to have his false identity charges dropped in exchange for completing a work program in his native Dominican Republic. Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, was placed on baseball’s restricted list in January after he was arrested for faking his identity. He is currently…

  6. Visa issues in Dominican Republic mean Juan Carlos Oviedo won’t report to Marlins on time

    Feb 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Leo Nunez - Juan Carlos Oviedo

    As expected, Juan Carlos Oviedo is having difficulty securing a visa in the Dominican Republic after the reliever formerly known as Leo Nunez was busted for falsifying his identity. Marlins pitchers and catchers must report tomorrow, but Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes that Oviedo definitely won’t be there and “the Marlins aren’t sure…

  7. Running down the rosters: Cleveland Indians

    Feb 18, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana, Chris Perez

    Even after giving up their top two pitching prospects for Ubaldo Jimenez, the Indians couldn’t maintain their hot start last year and lost their last four games to finish under .500 at 80-82. The offseason saw them shopping from the scrap heap, which isn’t unusual, but even as they were forced to pick from largely…

  8. The former Fausto Carmona: “in truth there is triumph”

    Feb 17, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Roberto Hernandez — the real name of the man we know as Fausto Carmona — used a fake identity, got a nice bonus out of it and made it to the majors on the strength of his advancement at a certain, presumed age.  But he wants kids in the Dominican Republic to know that it’s…

  9. U.S. Consulate backtracks on pardoning Fausto Carmona and Leo Nunez for falsifying their identities

    Feb 4, 2012, 11:41 AM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    There appeared to be some good news for the men formerly known as Fausto Carmona and Leo Nunez earlier this week, as Dominican Today quoted William Weissman, consul general for the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic, as saying the U.S. State Department could pardon Dominican baseball players caught with a false identity. While many…

  10. Fausto Carmona and Leo Nunez might be pardoned for falsifying their identities

    Feb 1, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Good news for the men formerly known as Fausto Carmona and Leo Nunez, as Dominican Today reports that “the U.S. State Department could pardon the Dominican baseball players caught with a false identity.” That apparently comes from some remarks consul general William Weissman made during an event yesterday, although he declined to address any specific…

  11. Dominican players and identity fraud: “these are like time bombs”

    Jan 29, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    In the wake of the “Leo Nunez” and “Fausto Carmona” identity fraud incidents, the New York Times has a story in which people around baseball talk about how widespread the problem is feared to be: Few in baseball were surprised that two well-established players had misrepresented themselves. The fear is that the problem could be…

  12. Indians place Fausto Carmona on restricted list

    Jan 26, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Fausto Carmona‘s legal situation may drag on well into spring training, but in the meantime the Indians have placed the right-hander on the restricted list after he was arrested in the Dominican Republic for falsifying his identity. Carmona, who was revealed to be Roberto Hernandez Heredia and three years older than his listed age of…

  13. Indians expect Fausto Carmona to miss spring training

    Jan 24, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Odds are that Fausto Carmona, like Leo Nunez before him, won’t do any significant jail time for his arrest on false identity charges, but the pitcher now known as Roberto Hernandez Heredia may have trouble securing a visa and the Indians believe he’ll miss spring training. Manager Manny Acta spoke to the Associated Press, which…

  14. Fausto Carmona was outed following a hush money dispute with the real Fausto Carmona

    Jan 21, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Fausto Carmona, whose real name is reportedly Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was arrested in the Dominican Republic on Thursday for allegedly falsifying his identity. We’re slowly learning more details about how he was exposed. ESPN’s Pedro Gomez reported on “Outside the Lines” yesterday that Carmona was outed several weeks ago on a popular radio show in Santo…

  15. Indians acquire Kevin Slowey from Rockies for Zach Putnam

    Jan 20, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Kevin Slowey

    Last month the Rockies acquired Kevin Slowey from the Twins and penciled him into their rotation, but after picking up more pitching in the Seth Smith trade with the A’s they decided Slowey was no longer needed. Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Rockies have traded Slowey to the Indians for pitching prospect…

  16. Fausto Carmona released from jail on $13,000 bond

    Jan 20, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    carmona hurt ap

    Fausto Carmona‘s stay in a Dominican jail was a short one, as the Indians right-hander was freed today on $13,000 bond after being arrested yesterday for allegedly falsifying his identity. Carmona, whose real name is reportedly Roberto Hernandez Heredia, apologized to the Indians and their fans upon his release and according to the Associated Press…

  17. Fausto Carmona arrested in Dominican Republic for using false identity

    Jan 19, 2012, 3:06 PM EDT

    carmona ap

    Jorge Arangure of ESPN.com passes along word from reporter Yancen Pujols that Indians right-hander Fausto Carmona was arrested in the Dominican Republic and is being charged with using a false identity. According to Pujols, Dominican police arrested Carmona–whose real name is apparently Roberto Hernandez Heredia–while he was leaving the American consulate after renewing his visa.…

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