Indians pitcher Carmona arrested in identity case
Thursday, January 19, 2012
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A spokesman for police in the Dominican Republic says the Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona has been arrested for using a false identity.
It is the second such case involving a major leaguer in four months.
Maximo Baez Aybar said Thursday that Carmona was arrested outside the U.S. consulate in Santo Domingo. Carmona had gone there to renew his visa so he could return to the United States.
Baez said Carmona's real name is apparently Roberto Hernandez Heredia and his age is 31, three years older than the pitcher claimed. The name of his lawyer was not yet known.
Last fall, police arrested Marlins pitcher Leo Nunez for using a false identity. He is actually Juan Oviedo and he remains on the Marlins' roster.