It didn’t take very long for Fausto Carmona to officially become Roberto Hernandez. But it took even less time for Hernandez to turn his arrest and subsequent name change into a story to be used for future generations.
Hernandez has been visiting independent baseball camps on the island since Feb. 7. After he speaks, he hands out T-shirts to the players. On the front is printed this message in Spanish: “In Truth, There is Triumph.” Hernandez’s name is on the back with his number (55).
Arrested just under two months ago, Hernandez is now using his place in baseball as well as Dominican lore to educate and speak out against individuals who may attempt to “take advantage” of the next generation of potential MLB talent.
While Hernandez will not join the Indians as pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear, Arizona in the coming days, but he is expected to be with the team once his legal issues have been cleared.
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