SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Cleveland Indians manager says the pitcher known as Fausto Carmona won’t be making it to spring training.
Indians manager Manny Acta told The Associated Press late Monday that the team is trying to speed up Carmona’s arrival.
Carmona is accused of using a false identity to play baseball in the U.S. and faces a judicial process in the Dominican Republic. He was released from jail on Friday.
Carmona’s real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. He’s 31, three years older than he had claimed.
Acta says it’s likely Kevin Slowey may replace Carmona, who won 13 games in 2010 and went 7-15 last season.