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Fausto Carmona Apologizes, Released On Bail

Though there's still probably a lot of information out there regarding Fausto Carmona - or Roberto Hernandez Heredia - that we don't know, it looks like things are getting a little better for him. The Associated Press is reporting that Carmona has been released following his arrest for using a false identity to play baseball in the United States. Carmona had what was described as a tearful apology for his fans, among others:

"I ask for the forgiveness of my fans, the government of the United States and the Cleveland Indians for this situation," he said upon leaving the court, where a judge released him on bail of about $13,000.

Carmona still has a way to go to figure out what his future is, but if the similar case of Leo Nunez and his arrest relating to false identity is any indication, Carmona could be be back to playing just fine if he cooperates. Carmona was arrested on Thursday outside the U.S. consulate in the Dominican Republic, as he was there getting his visa renewed. He is actually 31 years-old, three years older than he had claimed.

He's scheduled to make $7 million in 2012. More should be known when Carmona hosts a news conference, but it's not known when that will happen.

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