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Fausto Carmona Identity Crisis: Cleveland Indians Aware Of Situation, Not Ready To Comment Further

Earlier today, it was reported that Fausto Carmona was arrested in the Dominican Republic as he was leaving an American consulate after renewing his visa. It's believed that he was arrested for providing a false identity. The same reports indicate that Fausto Carmona is the false identity and the pitcher's real name is actually Roberto Hernandez Heredia. Carmona was believed to be only 28 years old, but this Heredia gentleman is 31.

Of course, as it has been in the past with other professional baseball players caught fabricating their age while assuming a different name, this is fairly big news that has totally blindsided the Cleveland Indians:

"We were recently made aware of the situation that occurred today in the Dominican Republic," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said in a statement, "and are currently in the process of gathering information. We are not prepared to make any additional comment at this time."

For more on Fausto Carmona, or whoever he is, check out SB Nation's Indian's blog, Let's Go Tribe. You can also check out news as it happens on Baseball Nation.

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