MLB News: Roberto Hernandez signs with Philadelphia

Roberto Hernandez, nee Fausto Carmona, has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. There is an additional $1.5 million he could gain in incentives. Famous for his spectacular 2007 season and his name change/age ordeal that cost him most of 2012, Hernandez was 6-13 with a 4.89 ERA in

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How good of a starting prospect is Danny Salazar?

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The Cleveland Indians must have seen something in Danny Salazar before everyone else — and their early belief has paid off in a big way. After the 2011 season, Cleveland’s organization surprised a lot of people by placing the 21-year-old right-hander on the official 40-man roster. Salazar actually had only made 15 starts in the

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Tampa Bay Rays closing in on Roberto Hernandez / Fausto Carmona

After seven seasons with the Indians, it appears that Roberto Hernandez (Carmona) will not be back again. After a wild off-season that saw his true identity revealed, and a mostly down 2012 when he finally did appear in some games, Hernandez is reportedly close to signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. #Rays close to signing

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MLB News: Indians pick up option on Jiménez, decline Hafner and Hernandez

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has exercised the 2013 club option of right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jiménez. Also today, the Indians declined the 2013 club options for designated hitter Travis Hafner and right-handed pitcher Roberto Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona).  Jimenez, 28, went 9-17 with a 5.40 ERA in 31 starts for the Indians in 2012 (176.2IP,

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The Tigers Get Swept, Your Boy Rejoices, And The Tribe Decisions Three Days Away

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It is funny to me how once the World Series rolls around, most people I know are all but done with baseball. It is almost the exact opposite of the NBA and NFL where the sport becomes even more popular at the end. In case you missed it, the San Francisco Giants used their incredible

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A’s 3 Indians 0: Small Attendance, Smaller Offense

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If you were one of the alleged 13,018 in attendance last night, I salute you. You are a real diehard. The rumor is the Indians season ticket base is about 8,500 or so. When STO made the not so wise decision to show overhead or long view shots of Progressive Field, it looked as though

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Indians Roster Notes: Lopez Released, Tomlin to Have Arm Evaluated

For the fourth time this month, the Indians announced today they have released a veteran player DFA’d 10 days earlier. This time, it was utility infielder Jose Lopez, following in the footsteps of, chronologically, Johnny Damon, Jeremy Accardo and Derek Lowe. Indians beat writers, who had a nice Twitter fling with Lopez throughout the season,

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Roberto Hernandez to Start Wednesday Against Angels

#Indians manager Manny Acta just said RHP Roberto Hernandez will start Wed. night vs. #Angels. — Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) August 11, 2012 Starting off today’s media availability, Indians manager Manny Acta shared that Roberto Hernandez (Fasuto Carmona) will be activated to start Wednesday’s game against the LA Angels. WTAM’s Nick Camino was the first person

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Rotation Situation Is A Disaster

Chris Seddon

And I thought being swept back to back by the Twins and the Royals was rock bottom. I obviously thought wrong. I seriously couldn’t decide where to go with this piece. The weekend in Detroit was an abject disaster. However, it was a mere add-on to a week that was a complete house of horrors

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WFNY Wednesday Wahoos: Indians Minor League Weekly Review 8/1

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Each and every Wednesday, I try to bring you all of the news and notes from the Cleveland Indians minor league system. Enjoy. With lots going on in the minor leagues compared to the slumping Indians, there’s plenty to digest in today’s Wahoos. Here are some of the highlights: two red-hot outfielders in Columbus, the

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Roberto Hernandez Gives Up Five Runs in Rehab Start in Columbus

Roberto Hernandez took to the mound Tuesday afternoon in Columbus. Hernandez made his first start at single A Lake County last week. Today he pitched against AAA pitching and the results were quite different. (Five IP last week, one earned run.) Hernandez pitched five innings, allowing nine hits and five runs (all earned) while walking

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Roberto Hernandez Gets Visa, Will Be In Cleveland This Weekend And Then Serve 3-Week MLB Suspension

Roberto Hernandez, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona, was granted a visa and will return to the United States on Saturday night and meet with reporters at Progressive Field on Sunday, according to Paul Hoynes of the The Plain Dealer. Stephen Payne, the lobbyist who worked on the right-handed pitcher’s behalf, told Hoynes that

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Report: Indians restructure contract for Roberto Hernandez (Carmona)

According to Jon Heyman of CBS sports, the Cleveland Indians have restructured the contract of Roberto Hernandez (Fausto Carmona)- “Sources: fausto carmona (heredia) contract has been restrcutured/reduced. 2012 salary was lowered and 1 option eliminated” “Carmona (heredia) was to make $7M in 2012. Now far less than that. #indians have no comment on situation.” So,

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Report: Fausto Carmona / Roberto Hernandez gets charges dropped

The long nightmare that has been Robert Hernandez’ life over the last few months might be over. According to an ESPN report, the former Mr. Carmona has struck a deal. Dominican Republic prosecutors say Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez has agreed to a deal to have false identity charges against him dropped in return for

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MLB News: Indians name Justin Masterson opening day starter

The question of whether it would be Ubaldo Jimenez or Justin Masterson on opening day has been answered and Masterson is getting the nod. The 6’6″ 26 year-old had a pretty impressive year last year for the Tribe winning 12 games with a 3.21 ERA for the year. Masterson was a workhorse too, starting 33

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Roberto Hernandez Urging Young Dominicans to “Be Honest”

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. Per The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes: Hernandez has been visiting independent baseball camps on the island since

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Antonetti: Fausto Carmona is Officially Roberto Hernandez

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

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Setting the Lines for the 2012 Indians

CHris Perez

I like very much when people take firm and decisive stands on things.  For example, “I don’t drink. It’s against my religion.” Or “I’m a vegetarian; it’s the only ethical stance to take.” Or “I believe that Gremlins are real and breeding in the sewers of Montreal.” I bring this up not because I am

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