The major league baseball career of the Indians’ 31-year-old righthander Roberto Hernandez Heredia, formerly known as 28-year-old Fausto Carmona, is on hold. ESPN.com, via the Associated Press, reports that Hernandez Heredia/Carmona will miss spring training:
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said the pitcher known as Fausto Carmona won’t be making it to spring training.
Acta told The Associated Press late Monday that the team is trying to speed up Carmona’s arrival.
That kind of “speed” might be difficult to do, considering the legal trouble Hernandez Heredia/Carmona is in, in his home country of the Dominican Republic, and the fact that visa issues sometimes delay foreign born players’ arrival at spring training camps even when everything’s on the up and up.
The article indicates that recently acquired Kevin Slowey could be ticketed for Hernandez Heredia/Carmona’s spot in the Tribe’s rotation — which now explains the recent trade in which Slowey was acquired from the Rockies.
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