Hernandez apologizes to Indians and Cleveland fans
Sunday, July 22, 2012
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Roberto Hernandez, contrite and remorseful, has apologized to the Cleveland Indians and their fans.
Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, joined the team Sunday for the first time since being permitted to return to the United States.
The right-hander thanked the organization for supporting him after he was arrested in the Dominican Republic in January outside the U.S. consulate as he tried to renew his visa. That's when it was discovered his name was Hernandez and he is 31 years old, three years older than listed.
Carmona is scheduled to throw a bullpen session at Progressive Field on Monday and then start a minor league rehab assignment -- while serving a three-week suspension by Major League Baseball.