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Cleveland Indians Pitcher Fausto Carmona Arrested For Using False Identity

Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested in the Domincan Republic for using a false identity.

According to multiple reports, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested in the Dominican Republic on Thursday for using a false identification. The story gets even stranger. According to those same reports, Carmona isn't really Fausto Carmona. His name is reportedly Roberto Hernandez Heredia. Police are also saying that Heredia is 31 - the Indians believed that Carmona was 28.

Little is known at this time about the arrest, or who the real Roberto Hernandez Heredia might be, but this news has to come as a shock to the Indians and their fans that were keeping a close eye on Carmona's progress during winter ball.

Carmona/Heredia, is 53-66 during his 6-year career with the Indians. Carmona was a huge part of the Indians run in 2007 when he was 19-7 in his first full season as a starter. Since then, Carmona has struggled with consistency, winning 33 games over the past 4 seasons.

Last season, Carmona started 32 games for the Tribe, finishing 7-15 with a 5.25 ERA.

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