In a recent sit-down with the Plain Dealer, Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti stated that the team has received documentation that starting pitcher Fausto Carmona is officially named Roberto Hernandez (Heredia).
Arrested in January under suspicion of false identity, Hernandez, who was the recent recipient of a $7 million club option under his alias, was also found to be 31 years of age — three years older than believed by the team. The player was recently placed on the restricted list, meaning that the team holds no obligation to pay him until he is able to join the Indians. Antonetti did make it clear that, once cleared by the Dominican Republic, Hernandez would be welcomed back to the team.
In six seasons with the Tribe, Carmona has a record of 53-66 with an ERA of 4.59.