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Indians put Carmona on restricted list

Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:35 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2012 2:50 pm
 
The Indians announced Thursday that they have put "Fausto Carmona" on the restricted list.

And yes, that's what they called him.

Carmona, as we found out last week, is actually Roberto Hernandez Heredia. He was arrested by Dominican Republic police and charged with using a fake identity.

Because of that, the Indians don't yet know when Carmona (or Hernandez) is going to be able to come to the United States. By putting him on the restricted list, they won't have him count against their roster limit and won't have to pay him.

It's the same move that the Marlins made with Leo Nunez/Juan Carlos Oviedo, who was charged last September with using a fake identity. Oviedo is still on the restricted list, with no certainty yet on when he'll be able to leave the Dominican Republic.

Carmona is signed for $7 million for 2012. He can be taken off the restricted list at any time, and the Indians plan to do that one he is able to get into the country.

Comments

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 5:32 pm
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

Baseball is becoming the butt end of every sports joke there is.  The game that used to be America's pass time is now rivaling cycling as the biggest joke in sports.  Drugs, roids, drinking in the clubhouse, sleeping in the bullpen, fake names, fake ages......it even stretches to the little leagues where teams world wide do the same and then just fade away when they are caught.  Its sad and they need to put an end to how much money is made.  That would solve everything.  People will sell their soul for money and baseball is the poster child.
baseball is not the only sport that has problem, every sport has steroids issue for example a NBA said that it big problem in his league. A Player in the NFL was arrested for trying to sell drugs to undercover agent, so if we going place a blame it should fall on all the major sports not just one.

It not how much money a person make is the problem, money is just a tool that allow you live on and buy thing you want. The problem is that some people are just greedy don't matter how much they have. They always want the more



Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:18 pm
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

Baseball is becoming the butt end of every sports joke there is.  The game that used to be America's pass time is now rivaling cycling as the biggest joke in sports.  Drugs, roids, drinking in the clubhouse, sleeping in the bullpen, fake names, fake ages......it even stretches to the little leagues where teams world wide do the same and then just fade away when they are caught.  Its sad and they need to put an end to how much money is made.  That would solve everything.  People will sell their soles for money and baseball is the poster child.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:23 pm
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

Man, some guys will do anything to get out of ohio. Didnt Choo get arrested for the "sauce" last year?



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:25 am
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

Why would US/Domincan officials responsible for dealing with this  not allow him back in the USA?  There are somewhere around 11 million illegals in this country, most of whom are mowing lawns, working in diners, working as day-laborers for home contractors and so on. Many can usually be seen riding around your towns on bicycles because they don't have papers(yet) to secure a driver's license.  Carmona-Heredia uses a fake name, plays ML baseball and gets signed for millions. This guy probably will be hailed as a hero to those who want to come here. Apparently, it doesn't matter what your previous circumstances were/are, especially in professional sports,; you can just about get away with anything if someone or organization can show that you're an asset and a need to their plans.  the Indians' organization will , most likely, plead before some federal agency to intervene, and then cry for mercy in his defense because he was doing this to help his family. I wouldn't doubt it, at all.



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:12 am
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

I love that idea AES..? for his name..perfect



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:31 am
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

This article gives me a fantastic idea. Before, I though the Indians should either put a question mark on the back of Carmona's jersey where the name should be, or go a step above that and combine his real and fake names into a super name. Now, I think they should replace Carmona with "Carmona" instead. Also, Indians broadcasters should make the air quotation marks motion with their hands whenever discussing "Carmona" on camera.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:45 am
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

wow, baseball is strange game. first we have sterloids, now the name changers.  i am goin to change my name to ronnie kellogge and play short stop for the twins, lol



Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:33 am
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

And this guy has such good stuff that the Indians picked up his $7 million option? The Tribe has a good rotation without him. Over the last 3 years Hernandez-Carmona has posted a .378 winning percentage (25-41)...for the same price, the Indians could get a decent bat...or a 6-pack of .250 hitters, which they seem to prefer signing..



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:33 am
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

The amount of fake names being used in the MLB in the past and present should be quite fascinating.  Who really knows who has played under a false name in the past. 



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:20 pm
 

Indians put Carmona on restricted list

Oviedo has left the D.R. already. His charges was dropped and he signed a new deal with the Marlins. Time for CBS Sports to catch up.<br />



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