Indians' Hernandez to make 1st start on Wednesday
Saturday, August 11, 2012
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Roberto Hernandez will make his first start of the season for the Indians on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, has completed a three-week suspension by Major League Baseball for age and identity fraud. He was arrested in the Dominican Republic in January outside the U.S. consulate, where he had gone to renew his visa. It was discovered that Hernandez is 31 years old, three years older than his listed age.
Hernandez was prohibited from returning to the United States until he was granted a visa on July 21. He made four minor league rehab starts and Indians manager Manny Acta said Hernandez won't be on a pitch limit when he returns. The pitcher likely won't be activated until Wednesday.