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  1. Rays release Erik Bedard and Juan Carlos Oviedo

    Aug 4, 2014, 6:58 PM EST

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    Both pitchers will be free to sign elsewhere tomorrow.

  2. Rays designate Juan Carlos Ovideo for assignment

    Jul 26, 2014, 4:23 PM EST

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    The Rays waited out Juan Carlos Oviedo’s rehab from Tommy John surgery in hopes that he would emerge as a valuable piece in their bullpen this season, but today they designated him for assignment.

  3. UPDATE: Grant Balfour is out as the Rays’ closer

    Jun 9, 2014, 1:28 PM EST

    Grant Balfour

    Hey, maybe they could trade him to the Tigers, and . . . eh, never mind.

  4. Juan Carlos Oviedo reports to Rays camp

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:02 AM EST

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    Beat writer Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports that right-handed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo — formerly known as Leo Nunez — finally reported to Rays camp this weekend. Oviedo was held up by work visa issues in the Dominican Republic — his native country. “I’m happy to be here. I was waiting for it,…

  5. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  6. Rays re-sign Juan Carlos Oviedo

    Nov 29, 2013, 6:54 PM EST

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    The Rays have re-signed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, reports Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The right-hander hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2011 with the Marlins. Oviedo will turn 32 years old on March 15. He was signed by the Rays prior to the start of the 2013…

  7. Rays decline Juan Carlos Oviedo’s option

    Nov 5, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

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    Juan Carlos Oviedo missed the entire season following Tommy John elbow surgery and the Rays have declined his $2 million option for 2014, giving the reliever formerly known as Leo Nunez a $30,000 buyout instead. Tampa Bay signed Oviedo to a minor-league deal in January hoping he’d come back in time to potentially pitch in…

  8. Rays exercise 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar

    Nov 2, 2013, 1:42 PM EST

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    As expected, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have exercised their 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar. It was an easy call to retain the versatile Zobrist for $7 million after he batted .275/.354/.402 with 12 home runs and 71 RBI this past season. The Rays still hold…

  9. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  10. Rays ink minor league deals with Shelley Duncan, Jamey Wright and Juan Carlos Oviedo

    Jan 22, 2013, 7:18 PM EST

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have agreed to minor league contracts with outfielder Shelley Duncan and right-handed pitchers Jamey Wright and Juan Carlos Oviedo. Duncan batted just .203/.288/.388 in 264 plate appearances last season with the Indians. The 33-year-old does have some power but seems highly doubtful to crack…

  11. Juan Carlos Oviedo has Tommy John surgery

    Sep 6, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

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    So after all that–the arrest, the name change, the suspension–Juan Carlos Oviedo won’t even throw a pitch for the Marlins this season and, it turns out, may not throw a pitch next season either. Oviedo was diagnosed with a sprained elbow back in July, but today he underwent Tommy John surgery that will sideline him…

  12. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EST

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  13. Jonathan Papelbon’s 30-save streak stands alone

    Aug 30, 2012, 4:28 PM EST

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    Jonathan Papelbon protected a one-run lead Thursday against the Mets to earn his 30th save of the season. It’s the seventh year in a row he’s reached the milestone, a streak that is going to be by far the longest in baseball once the season ends. Besides Papelbon, only Mariano Rivera had saved 30 games…

  14. Roberto Hernandez/Fausto Carmona receives U.S. visa, will serve three-week suspension

    Jul 21, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    It’s now likely that Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, will pitch with the Indians in the very near future. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Hernandez has received his U.S. visa and is scheduled to arrive in Cleveland tonight. He’s scheduled to meet with reporters tomorrow at Progressive Field and…

  15. Roberto Hernandez/Fausto Carmona close to joining Indians six months after false identity arrest

    Jul 20, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Fausto Carmona is now known as Roberto Hernandez following his January arrest in the Dominican Republic for falsifying his identity, but Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that he may soon be cleared for a work visa. Leo Nunez of the Marlins was suspended eight weeks after it was revealed that his actual name is Juan…

  16. Juan Carlos Oviedo unlikely to pitch for Marlins this season

    Jul 18, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    While pitching in the minors Juan Carlos Oviedo suffered a sprained elbow just before the conclusion of his eight-week suspension and now it sounds like the injury, and not false identity charges, will end his season before it even started. Oviedo was slated to rejoin the Marlins next week and may have even gotten some…

  17. Juan Carlos Oviedo out indefinitely with sprained elbow

    Jul 16, 2012, 5:41 PM EST

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    Juan Carlos Oviedo is eligible to return from his eight-week suspension for identity fraud on July 23, but the reliever formerly known as Leo Nunez won’t be ready to rejoin the Marlins’ bullpen by then because he’s been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Oviedo suffered the injury while working…

  18. Juan Carlos Oviedo departs rehab game with tightness

    Jul 15, 2012, 10:41 AM EST

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    Juan Carlos Oviedo‘s comeback just hit a snag. The right-hander formerly known as Leo Nunez walked off the mound after recording just one out Saturday night in a rehab appearance at Triple-A New Orleans because of an undisclosed injury. The New Orleans Zephyrs training staff termed the ailment as “tightness” and didn’t offer much else. Oviedo is eligible…

  19. Indians could get Fausto Carmona/Roberto Hernandez back by All-Star break

    Jun 1, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Marlins reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo is currently serving an eight-week suspension for falsifying his identity, but apparently the pitcher formerly known as Leo Nunez got a much stiffer penalty than the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona is likely to receive. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Carmona, who’s now known as…

  20. MLB officially suspends Juan Carlos Oviedo for eight weeks

    May 28, 2012, 3:44 PM EST

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    Juan Carlos Oviedo finally arrived in the United States today after receiving a travel visa, but it will be a while before he’s pitching for the Marlins again. Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Oviedo has been suspended eight weeks for engaging in age and identity fraud. Ovideo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, has…

  21. Juan Carlos Oviedo gets visa, arrives in Florida next week

    May 25, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

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    Earlier this week Juan Carlos Oviedo reportedly received his work visa, but then it turned out he received a pardon from the U.S. State Department that’s necessary before getting a visa but hadn’t gotten the actual visa yet. Now he has both, with Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reporting that Oviedo has finally been…

  22. Juan Carlos Oviedo close to getting work visa, must still serve eight-week suspension

    May 23, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

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    El Caribe in the Dominican Republic reports that Juan Carlos Oviedo has finally received his work visa and the Marlins reliever formerly known as Leo Nunez will soon make his way to the United States nearly six months after being charged with identity fraud. However, don’t expect to see him in the Marlins’ bullpen any…

  23. Heath Bell blows second save in as many tries with Miami

    Apr 15, 2012, 9:43 AM EST

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    When the Marlins gave veteran closer Heath Bell a three-year, $27 million free agent contract this winter, most people called it an overpay. Two weeks into the 2012 regular season, it’s looking like an abomination. Bell surrendered four runs — two earned — in the top of the ninth inning of Saturday night’s 5-4 loss…

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

    Mar 31, 2012, 10:01 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Feb 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    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…

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