Indians GM: Hernandez won't face long suspension
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti says he doesn't think the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona will face the same eight-week suspension that Miami's Juan Carlos Oviedo received for age and identity fraud when he was allowed to return to the United States.
Roberto Hernandez has been on the restricted list since last winter when he was arrested in the Dominican Republic for false identity charges. He was cleared of those charges in February after completing a work program. Hernandez's contract was reworked for a lower salary at the Indians' request, but Hernandez still awaits a visa.